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Written answers

Monday, 4 June 2018

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Autism and Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people with (a) a learning disability and (b) autism have been discharged into community settings from hospital in each year...

    • Hospitals: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people who have had a Care and Treatment Review which recommended discharge from an in-patient setting have now been discharged...

      Better Care Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which initiatives by English region receive funding from the Better Care fund; and how much funding each such initiative has received.

      Public Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information he holds on the (a) number of staff employed in and (b) size of budget for public health teams in each local authority...

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that rural GP practices have access to high speed broadband to support their participation...

      Vaccination: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which local authority areas met the WHO recommended 95 per cent uptake target for childhood immunisation programmes in (a) 2010-11, (b)...

      Mental Health Services: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department holds information on how much money the NHS has paid private healthcare companies for the provision of (a) eating...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Oral Statement of 2 May 2018 on Breast Cancer Screening, Official Report, column 315, what estimate his Department...

      HIV Infection: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding from the public purse has been allocated to support the provision of routine HIV testing at NHS Trusts.

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending the three-year limit in medical negligence cases for mesh-injured...

      General Practitioners: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many full-time equivalent GPs there have been in Warrington in each year since 2010.

      NHS: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the value was of NHS contracts won by non-NHS firms in (a) England in 2016-2017.

      Antibiotics: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase public awareness of antimicrobial resistance.

      NHS: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the average number of NHS Dentists per income quintile of the population in England in each of the last 10...

      NHS: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the population who see an NHS dentist within six months of joining a waiting list per...

      NHS: Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the average number of vacancies for an NHS dentist per income quintile of the population in England in each...

      NHS: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the population who have not accessed an NHS dentists in the past 5 years per income...

      NHS: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of NHS dentist who are not able to accept new patients per income quintile of the population in...

      Health Services: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that there is a zero tolerance approach to sexual assault and harassment by staff of...

      Mental Health Services: Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding his Department has spent on commissioning mental health services to treat patients in detention centres in each year...

      Disability: Advocacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the capacity of community advocacy services for people living with disabilities, including hearing loss.

      Sign Language: General Practitioners and Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps are being taken to improve the availability of British Sign Language translation services at hospitals and GP practices in England.

      General Practitioners: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will collate data on GP waiting times in CCG areas in England.

      Obesity: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how his Department is working with NHS services in South Yorkshire to ensure obesity services are properly funded and effectively managed.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking with the Department for Education to ensure schools are supported to help tackle childhood obesity.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment of the adequacy of the provision of treatment for dementia.

      Myeloma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment of the adequacy of the provision of treatment for myeloma.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment of the adequacy of the provision of treatment for type 1 diabetes.

      Nurses: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance NHS Employers has issued on the recommended wage rate for nursing associate apprentices in (a) 2017-18 and (b) 2018-19.

      Hospitals: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the (a) names, (b) postcodes and (c) year of closure of the hospitals that closed between 2010 and 2018.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the (a) names, (b) postcodes and (c) year of closure of the A&Es that closed between 2010 and 2018.

      Babies: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of baby boxes in Scotland; and whether his Department has plans to extend such provision...

      Hospitals: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2018 to Question 145570, if he will publish a list of which private hospitals (a) Ministers and (b)...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to spend a proportion of the £130 million allotted to modernise radiotherapy on new linac machines for newly...

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the reasons for the NHS not meeting the operational standard on the 62 day time limit between...

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect in real terms of the change to the NHS Continuing Healthcare budget by 2020-21.

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 November 2017 to Question 114778, when the postcode-level dataset which will enable the calculation of...

      Pregnancy: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 May 2018 to Question 143768, what the average waiting time was for women to be treated for mental illness...

      Drugs: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is taking steps to ensure that recovery services for drug addiction in Barnsley are receiving sufficient funding.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding his Department has allocated to support research into treatment for myalgic encephalomyelitis in each of the last five...

      Learning Disability: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to Answer of 14 May, to Question 142400, on learning disability: death, by what means his Department was informally notified of...

      Scientific Advisory Committee On Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what factors the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition takes into account when determining whether to revise its advice on any...

      Scientific Advisory Committee On Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the revised advice issued by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition in July 2016 on vitamin D, for what reasons...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision: a Green Paper, jointly published by his...

      Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been diagnosed with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in (a) the North East and (b) England in each of the last three...

      Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to publish the (a) terms of reference and (b) timescale for the parallel workstream on working-age social care...

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what steps the Electoral Commission its taking to monitor the...

  • Prime Minister

    • Parliamentary Private Secretaries

      To ask the Prime Minister, if she will publish an updated list of Government parliamentary private secretaries.

    • Jagtar Singh Johal

      To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 9 May 2018 to Question 140667 on Jagtar Singh Johal, what information Indian Prime Minister Modi provided in response to her questions on...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average proportion of a person's net income is paid out in child maintenance by people in (a) employment and (b) self-employment.

    • Universal Credit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to restore the automatic eligibility of 18-21 year old people to claim universal credit...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of personal independence payment assessments carried out by (a) her Department and (b) other assessors that were...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the average length of time taken for a complaint in relation to the equalisation of the state pension age to...

      Universal Credit: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2018 to Question 128375 on universal credit: internet, and the oral contribution of the Prime Minister...

      Independent Case Examiner: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time taken to reach a determination on a complaint escalated to the Independent Case Examiner was in 2017-18.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the proportion of parents of children who receive the higher rate disability living allowance mobility component...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has made an estimate of the (a) number and (b) proportion of benefit claimants who have been sanctioned and...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether a personal independence payment assessment report includes observations of a claimant’s behaviour that is not included in the...

      Health and Safety Executive: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much commercial income the Health and Safety Executive budgeted for in each of the last five years.

      Jobcentres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many job centres have closed in each constituency in each year between 2010 and 2018.

      Universal Credit: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of universal credit claimants in employment that have been sanctioned in the most recent three months...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2017 to Question 7537, what the evidential basis is for the research that showed that the majority of...

      Universal Credit: Care Leavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to flag care leavers in the universal credit system as currently with job seekers allowance.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of local discretionary council housing payments being made available people...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people in (a) Easington constituency and (b) England who are in receipt of universal credit and in...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the Director of the Child Maintenance Service plans to respond to the letter of 18 April 2018 from the right hon. Member for Warley.

      Carillion: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions he has had with the Pensions Regulator on the decision to bring forward payments into the Pension Protection Fund due to...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many women had their application for support for a child conceived without consent whilst claiming universal tax credit refused since 6...

      Universal Credit: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many sanctions were made against claimants of universal credit in the last financial year; how many of those people sanctioned asked for a...

      Bereavement Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the value of the new bereavement support payment to affected families.

      Universal Credit: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many hardship payments have been made to universal credit claimants while they were under sanctions.

      Pension Protection Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department plans to increase the level of compensation payable by the Pension Protection Fund.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information will be required of EU citizens applying for (a) temporary and (b) settled status.

    • Immigrants: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has received evidence that sessions of Toeic tests administered by ETS before 2014 included both genuine and...

      Synergy Business College of London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what concerns were brought to the attention of the Home Office following the unannounced audit visits to Synergy College in May 2012 and...

      Defence Fire and Rescue Service

      To as the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with Chief Fire Officers on consequential effects of proposals from the Ministry of Defence to contract out the...

      Cybercrime: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has made an assessment of trends in the level of cyber crime in the West Midlands; and if he will make a statement.

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have arrived in the UK under the Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme; what the nationalities of those people...

      Detainees: Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that there is a zero tolerance approach to sexual assault and harassment by staff of detainees...

      Emergency Calls: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the average emergency response time to 999 calls in (a) the London Borough of Southwark, and (b) London in each...

      Metropolitan Police: Civilians

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many administrative and office-based support staff were employed by (a) Metropolitan Police Southwark and (b) the Metropolitan Police...

      Immigration: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is his policy to backdate the granting of further leave to remain in cases where a decision has been withheld pending criminal...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of the reduction in police officer numbers of approximately 21,000 since September 2009 on the...

      European Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the European Arrest Warrant is planned to be fully operational during the implementation period.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2018 to Question 144296, how many Tier 1 (general) applications were refused in each of the last five years...

      Police Stations: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police stations have closed in each constituency in each year between 2010 and 2018.

      Metropolitan Police: Police Patrolling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many hours police officers spent on patrol in (a) the London Borough of Southwark and (b) the Metropolitan Police Service in each of the...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many residents have been detained in immigration detention centres with issues outstanding from (a) the constituency of Camberwell and...

      Doctors: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16 May 2018 to Question 141827, what methodology and criteria he is using to monitor the effect of the operation...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department spent on (a) chartered and (b) commercial flights to (i) remove and (ii) deport people from the UK in each of the...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many chartered flights were used to (a) deport and (b) remove people from the UK by destination in each of the last three years.

      Deportation: Caribbean

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether (a) Ministers an (b) officials have instructed the cancellation of (i) chartered flights and (ii) commercially purchased tickets to...

      Deportation: Caribbean

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) flights were chartered and (b) commercial seats were booked to (i) remove and (ii) deport people from the UK to Caribbean...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his Department's policy is on access to (a) internet, (b) email, (c) social media, (d) landline telephone, (e) mobile telephone and (f)...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to his speech to the Police Federation on 23 May 2018, whether police numbers have been stable since 2015.

      Deportation: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2018 to Question 144296 on Deportation: Migrant Workers, and with reference to refusals having been given...

      Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police applications for pre-charge bail have been made for (a) drug offences, (b) rape charges, (c) firearms offences, (d) other...

      Carillion: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support his Department provides to former Carillion staff who have been asked to reapply for Tier 2 sponsorship since that company went...

      Catering: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason restaurants that offer a takeaway or home delivery service have been precluded from becoming Tier 2 visa sponsors since...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has had discussions with Refugee Action on the recommendations of its report on waiting in the dark: how the asylum...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the number of police officers was in England and Wales by rank for the latest date for which information is available.

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the urgent review of 33 cases launched by the Metropolitan Police over suspected mishandling of evidence in the forensic...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether she has taken steps to assess public opinion towards different potential border checks between Northern Ireland and the Republic of...

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when she plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Bradford South of 6 December 2017 in relation to a constituent of Bradford South.

      Northern Ireland Office: Government Chief Scientific Adviser

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many meetings she had with the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser between 1 January and 31 March 2018.

  • Treasury

    • Roadchef: Employee Benefit Trusts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Oral Answer of 17 April 2018, Official Report, column 179, what progress HMRC is making on reaching an agreement with the Roadchef Employee...

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 24 April 2018 to Question 137634 on Children: Day Care, what funding his Department had allocated for (a) Call Centre Costs and...

      National Fund

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of appointing a small group of fund managers to oversee the National Fund to ascertain its growth...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the (a) economy and (b) NHS of the 2019 Loan Charge.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason the Government retrospectively introduced the 2019 Loan Charge from 1999 rather than from the date of Royal Assent to the Finance Act 2017;...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what date he plans to publish the 2019 Spending Review which was announced in the 2018 Spring Statement.

      Enterprise Management Incentives: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) businesses and (b) people claimed income tax relief through the Enterprise Management Incentives scheme in 2016-17.

      Venture Capital Trusts: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) businesses and (b) people claimed income tax relief through Venture Capital Trusts in 2016-17.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the oral contribution of Jon Thompson, Chief Executive and Permanent Secretary to HM Revenue and Customs to the Treasury Committee on 23...

      Public Sector: Redundancy Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March 2018 to Question 129888, on Public Sector: Redundancy Pay, when the process of drafting the necessary regulations began;...

      Public Sector: Redundancy Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of exit payments for public sector workers which have exceeded £95,000 since the Enterprise Act 2016 came into...

      Revenue and Customs: Closures

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the (a) names, (b) postcodes and (c) year of closure of the HMRC offices that have closed in each year between 2010 and 2018.

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) strategic risk management policy and (b)(i) performance management, (ii) financial control and (iii) other processes his Department uses to monitor...

      Carillion: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has estimated the revenue that Carillion accrued from selling its stake in private finance initiative projects; and if he will make a...

      Carillion: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to revise its procedures on monitoring private finance initiatives following the liquidation of Carillion.

      Child Tax Credit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many women have applied for support for a child conceived without consent whilst claiming child tax credits since 6 April 2017.

      Financial Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his officials have had with the EU Commission on reform of the third country equivalence regime.

      Financial Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the number of financial service contracts that will require (a) repapering and (b) novating after the UK leaves the EU.

      Financial Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect that operating under EU third country regimes may have on the UK asset management industry in the event that the...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many contractors have been employed by his Department for (a) up to one year, (b) between one and five years, (c) between...

    • Holidays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government taking to ensure that people (a) in and (b) out work has the opportunity to have a holiday each year...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many contractors currently employed by his Department are paid £1,000 or more per day.

      National Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department had with the Attorney General's Office on the future of the National Fund.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the economic value of tourism to the (a) UK and (b) South East in each of the last five years.

      Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he publish the names of the tech companies that were (a) invited to and (b) attended his Department's most recent meeting...

      Treasure Act 1996

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, for what reasons there has been no review of the Treasure Act 1998 for thirteen years.

      Treasure Trove: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to publish the reviewed Treasure Act Code of Practice; when that code was last reviewed; and what the timetable...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to monitor the effectiveness of the provisions of the Financial Guidance and Claims Act 2018 on the number...

      Museums and Galleries: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the (a) names, (b) postcode location and (c) year of closure of the museums that closed between 2010 and 2018.

      Theatres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the (a) names, (b) postcode location and (c) year of closure of the theatres that closed between 2010 and 2018.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support British manufacturing firms to diversify into new (a) consumer and (b)...

    • ABLE Humber Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support the development of the Able Marine Energy Park.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when second generation smart meters become available whether priority will be accorded to the conversion of first...

      Fracking: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 17 May 2018 on Energy Policy, HCWS690, what representations he...

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Prime Minister’s speech on science and modern Industrial Strategy of 21 May 2018, if he...

      Parental Leave: Grandparents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will implement extended shared parental leave to grandparents.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to Question 146333 of 22 May 2018 on whether his Department has held discussions with and received...

      Solar Power: EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of EU tariffs on the development of the solar technology...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 27 April to Question 136690, if he will set out the range of possible financing structures...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 27 April 2018 to Question 136695, which the new build developers and counterparts are in the...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 1 May 2018 to Question 136931, if he will take steps to ensure that all value for money...

      New Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to promote entrepreneurship and start-ups by means of the Government's Industrial...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many meetings he had with his Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser between 1 January and 31 March 2018.

      Aviation: Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which aerodromes are located within the Enterprise Zones.

      Office for Product Safety and Standards: Powers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what powers he plans the Office for Product Safety and Standards to have to compel companies to issue recalls.

      Office for Product Safety and Standards: Powers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what regulatory powers the Office for Product Safety and Standards has.

      Consumer Goods: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department plans to take to increase public awareness of the Government’s product recall website;...

      Lighting: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations his Department made to the European Commission on the effect of the proposed EU Lighting...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the Offshore Wind Industry Council’s proposals for a...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people are employed in the automotive industry in the (a) the Warley constituency and (b) Borough of Sandwell.

      Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to announce a retail sector deal as part of his industrial strategy.

      Retail Trade: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what meetings he has held with trade union representatives of retail workers in 2018.

      Retail Sector Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the (a) dates, (b) attendees and (c) minutes of all Retail Sector Council meetings since its inception.

      Pensioners: Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of whether some pensioners are missing out on the Warm Home Discount Scheme as...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Councillors: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of female councillors in England.

    • Second Homes: Holiday Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of second homes in (a) each local authority and (b) England which (i) are and...

      Second Homes: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to increase the minimum number of letting days to for a property to be eligible for small business...

      Tenants' Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department is available to (a) tenants and (b) landlords on the right of tenants to have a smart...

      Defence Fire and Rescue Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on the effect on local authority Fire and...

      Unitary Councils: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many and which local authorities are engaged in discussions with his Department on reorganisation from a two-tier...

      Private Education: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many independent schools received business rates relief in 2017-18.

      Local Government: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities sold public land to companies based in overseas territories in (a) 2015-16 & (b) 2016-17.

      Council Tax: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the total value of the class P council tax exemption was in 2016-17.

      Council Tax Reduction Schemes: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many severely mentally impaired discounts have been given by each local authority in England (a) in total and (b)...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what account the Government plans to take of regional and national inequalities when resources from the Shared...

      Housing: Construction Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to develop a robust understanding of modern methods of construction performance...

      Housing: Construction Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent research his Department has carried out on the risks associated with properties built using modern methods...

      Housing: Construction Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how his Department plans to ensure that risks associated with properties built using modern methods of construction...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many full-time equivalent employees his Department (a) has employed in each financial year since 2009-10 (b) is...

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the additional £2 billion in affordable housing funding announced on 4 October 2017 has been allocated.

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many new homes have been sold on a leasehold basis in north-east England in each year since 2010.

      Leasehold: Service Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has in place to tackle unfair service charges in the leasehold property sector.

      Landlords

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many banning orders for landlords were (a) issued and (b) accepted in each nation and region of the UK in each of...

      Housing Associations: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of housing associations which request upfront payment of...

      Leasehold: Ground Rent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what specific steps his Department has taken to protect leaseholders from being charged excessive ground rent in the...

      Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what criteria will be used to determine which local authorities receive the a proportion of the £400 million to...

      Private Rented Housing: Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what representations his Department has received in opposition to mandatory electrical safety checks in the private...

      Private Rented Housing: Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what representations his Department has received from local authorities regarding mandatory electrical safety checks...

      Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, assessment he has made of recent trends in anti-semitic hate crime.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Defence Fire and Rescue Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to announce the outcome of the Defence Fire and Rescue Project.

    • Defence Fire and Rescue Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the service specifications included in the proposed contract for the Defence Fire and Rescue Project.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to guarantee the state subsidy of rent to tenants in Service Family Accomodation after 2021 notwithstanding the outcome of negotiations...

      United Nations: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent in respect of UN peacekeeping in each of the last five years.

      Army: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 8 January 2018 to Question 120931, what progress is being made on the Army’s review of Junior Entry.

      Army Foundation College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information students have to provide when they sign up to attend AFC Harrogate.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his US counterpart on clearing UK sites to hold software relating to F-35.

      United Nations: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what equipment the UK has supplied to be used in UN peacekeeping operations in each of the last five years.

      Qatar: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Department's press release, Defence Minister reveals new RAF Squadron at Qatar event, published on 14 December 2017, what estimate...

      Ministry of Defence Police: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether a service complaint can be made in respect of the adequacy of an investigation undertaken by the service police.

      Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for which foreign states the UK's armed forces provide training; and which services provide training for each those states.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many contractors currently employed by his Department are paid £1,000 or more per day.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent progress each of the trade and investment working groups in his Department have made on the UK's future trade relationships with...

    • Shanker Singham

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what meetings Crawford Falconer, Chief Trade Negotiation Adviser and Second Permanent Secretary for the Department for International Trade...

      Legatum Institute

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what meetings (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department, (c) advisers in his Department and (d) officials in his Department have held with...

      Shanker Singham

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many meetings Crawford Falconer, Chief Trade Negotiation Adviser and Second Permanent Secretary for the Department for International...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what consideration he has given to using a human trafficking risk index in order to support a sustainable trade agenda that removes...

      EU Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, for what reasons the Government voted against the proposed Modernisation of Trade Defence Instruments in the EU Council on 16 April 2018.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Menstrual Hygiene Day

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether her Department plans to promote menstrual hygiene day on 28 May.

  • Department for Transport

    • Diesel Trains: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government has made an assessment of the potential effects on cleanliness of engines of retrofitting cleaner diesel engines into older...

    • Diesel Trains: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government has carried out any assessment of the effect of emissions from older diesel locomotives on public health.

      M6

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential (a) employment and (b) economic benefits of transport infrastructure improvements to Junction 23 of the...

      Southern Rail: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with representatives of Southern Rail on the effect of the May 2018 timetable changes on commuters travelling...

      Bus Services: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much money was spent from the public purse on subsidised bus routes in Warrington in each year since 2010.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 22 May 2018 to Question 145409 on High Speed 2 Railway Line: Manchester Airport, how many other High Speed Two rail stations...

      Aircraft: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on reducing the impact on residents from aircraft noise.

      East Coast Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department has spent on (a) advisers, (b) consultants and (c) lawyers in respect of the East Coast franchise since the Strategic Vision...

      Railways: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether a train operator has an obligation under its Disabled People’s Protection Policy to ensure that ramps which are fit for purpose are made...

      Horses: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to allow owners to horses make a claim against drivers when...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the rail journey time between Manchester and Glasgow will change once High Speed 2 is operational.

      High Speed Two

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the framework agreement between the Secretary of State for Transport and High Speed 2 Limited, published by his Department on 23 May...

      Southern

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of Southern trains have operated without an onboard supervisor in each month since guards were discontinued.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Weight Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's letter entitled Regulation of mobile concrete batching plant – decision on operating weight arrangements,...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Weight Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to conduct an assessment of the effect of not permitting mobile batching concrete plants to continue to operate outside standard...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Weight Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's letter entitled Regulation of mobile concrete batching plant – decision on operating weight arrangements,...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Iran: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2018 to Question 144970 on Iran: Export, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure...

    • Arms Trade: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the evidential basis was for the Government's decision that the approval of the licencing of sniper rifles and components...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2018 to Question 144790 on Israel: Palestinians, whether the Government has sought (a)...

      Russia: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether extra support is to be offered by the Government to England fans who are travelling to the World Cup in Russia as a...

      Moldova: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met his Moldovan counterpart; and what issues were discussed at that meeting.

      Greece: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met his Greek counterpart; and what issues were discussed at that meeting.

      United Nations: Peace Keeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much the Government has spent on UN peacekeeping in each of the last eight years.

      United Nations: Peace Keeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much money the UN has reimbursed the UK for the provision of (a) personnel and (b) equipment for peacekeeping operations in...

      Somalia: Somaliland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to support a ceasefire in hostilities between Puntland and Somaliland.

      Somalia: Somaliland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Government of (a) Puntland, (b) Somalia and (c) Swaziland on (i) recent hostilities...

  • Department for International Development

    • Burma: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is providing to (a) programmes collecting evidence of gender-based violence by the government of Burma and...

    • Developing Countries: Family Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department spent on supporting birth control programmes in developing countries in (a) total and (b) each year for the...

      Africa: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to help DFID's partner countries in Africa increase reuse and recycling of plastics.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the value is of her Department's humanitarian assistance programmes for the Democratic Republic of Congo in the last three years.

      Department for International Development: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many meetings she had with her Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser between 1 January and 31 March 2018.

      Syria: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to recent legislation passed by the US administration on funding for the reconstruction of Syria, what assessment he...

      Taiwan: World Health Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to facilitate Taiwan's participation in the World Health Organisation to safeguard global health...

      Gaza: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will support the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs' humanitarian funding appeal for Gaza.

      Gaza: Health Services and Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support the Government has provided for healthcare and sanitation in Gaza in each of the last three years.

      Somaliland: Storms

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is providing (a) bilaterally and (b) multilaterally to relief efforts following Cyclone Sagar in...

      Somaliland: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans her Department has to support Parliamentary elections in Somaliland in 2019.

  • Department for Education

    • Department for Education: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many contractors have been employed by his Department for (a) up to one year, (b) between one and five years, (c) between five and 10 years and...

    • Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 26 April 2018 to Question 137102 on Disabled Students' Allowances, excluding the cost of a standard computer, what other...

      Sixth Form Education: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many sixth forms have closed in each constituency since 2010.

      Health Education: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Government is taking steps to ensure that menstrual wellbeing is part of the national school curriculum; and if he will make a statement.

      Sex and Relationship Education: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will hold discussions with his Welsh counterpart on the merits of including LGBTQI+ inclusive sex and relationships education in schools in England.

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to increase the number of overseas students studying in UK universities over the next 10 years.

      Schools: Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that there is a zero tolerance approach to sexual assault and harassment by staff of students in schools.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of teaching graduates have gone on to work in schools in (a) England, (b) the West Midlands and (c) Sandwell Metropolitan Borough in...

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure teaching students go on to work in schools once they have graduated.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the increase in the number of school start deferral requests for summer-born children between 2015 and 2017.

      Teaching Excellence Framework Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what criteria he plans to apply to the appointment of the chair of the independent review into the Teaching Excellence Framework.

      Teaching Excellence Framework Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress has been made on appointing the chair of the independent review into the Teaching Excellence Framework.

      Schools: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure schools in South Yorkshire have access to better funding.

      Pre-school Education: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of advertising careers in the childcare and early education sector in each of the last three...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure school funding reflects changes in the costs faced by schools.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much his Department spent on advertising and marketing the 30 hours of free childcare policy in the (a) Autumn 2017, (b) Spring 2018 and (c)...

      Pupils: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will meet with the National Deaf Children’s Society to discuss the Society’s recent research finding that over a third of local...

      Apprentices: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the latest allocation of non-levy apprenticeship funding is on a per capita basis by region.

      Overseas Students: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the findings of the report by the Office of the Independent...

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to Fostering in England 2016 to 2017: main findings, published by Ofsted on 29 March 2018, if he will publish the number of (a) foster...

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will ensure that any pay rise recommended by the School Teachers’ Pay Review Body 2018 is paid for from a new and dedicated allocation of...

      Pupils: Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether any pupil nationality data collected by schools has been shared with the Home Office for immigration enforcement purposes since September 2016.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department provides to Regional Schools Commissioners on whether to consult with local hon. Members and multi-academy trusts with a...

      Social Mobility Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2018 to Question 144926 on Social Mobility Commission: Public Appointments, if he will publish the (a) principal...

      Children's Centres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2018 to Question 123506, on Children's Centres: Closures, if he will publish the (a) name and (b) post-code of...

      Music: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students have taken GCSE Music by ethnic group in each year since 2010.

      Music: GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students have taken A Level Music by ethnic group in each year since 2010.

      T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how the Government made its decision that the four T-level routes of Transport and Logistics, Sales, Marketing and Procurement, Social Care and...

      Childline: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he is taking steps to ensure that Childline has sufficient funding.

      Apprentices: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2018 to Question 144194, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on funding for apprentice...

      Higher Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with representatives from universities on his proposals for a subject-level version of the Teaching Excellence Framework.

      Institutes of Technology: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many applications his Department received from providers for a share of the £170 million funding available for new Institutes of Technology...

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2018 to Question 144964 on children's centres, if he will place a copy in the Library of his Department's...

      Department for Education: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many meetings he had with his Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser between 1 January and 31 March 2018.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the answer of 23 May to Question 143823 on Children: Day Care, what scrutiny his Department undertakes on the effectiveness of IT systems...

      Autism: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will take steps to ensure that people in Barnsley with severe autism have local access to specialist schools and services without having to...

      Autism: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department is taking steps to ensure that specialist schools in Barnsley have sufficient resources to teach people who have severe autism.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children were taken into care in each of the last ten years.

      Academies: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the answer to Question 145610 of 23 May 2018 on Academies, how many of the schools that (a) opened as sponsored academies and (b) did not...

      Social Mobility Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's press release entitled New Chair of the Social Mobility Commission recommended, published by his Department on 23...

      Pupils: Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to improve the attainment of pupils from (a) gypsy and roma and (b) Irish Traveller backgrounds.

      Secondary Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the oral answer of the Schools Minister, Nick Gibb on 14 May to the hon. Member for Wythenshawe and Sale East, what steps he is taking to...

      Schools: Halton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding of schools in the Halton constituency.

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on ensuring that any salary increase recommended by the 2018 School Teachers’...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the change in the number of pupils at schools which have been rated as good or outstanding in each of the last 10 years.

      Mathematics: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teachers are qualified Maths teachers in secondary schools in England.

      Primary Education: Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many primary school pupils received a free school meal in England in 2017.

      Pupils: Hyperactivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2018 to Question 145616, if his Department will review the adequacy of the current approach to pupils with hyperactivity.

      Regional Schools Commissioners and Schools Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, (a) what the budget was and (b) how many staff were employed in the (i) office of the National Schools Commissioner and (ii) offices of each of the...

      Ofsted

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, (a) what the budget was and (b) how many staff were employed by Ofsted in each of the last three financial years to date.

      Education and Skills Funding Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, (a) what the budget was and (b) how many staff were employed in the Education and Skills Funding Agency in each of the last three financial years to date.

      Sugar: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department plans to allocate funding for 2019-20 from the soft drinks levy; and if he will make a statement.

  • Leader of the House

    • Absent Voting

      To ask the Leader of the House, whether she plans to take steps to implement the recommendations of the Fifth Report of the Procedure Committee, Proxy voting and parental absence, published on 9...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Rural Areas: Shops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support his Department makes available for small village shops run by voluntary associations.

    • Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to increase the amount of recycling of materials; if he will protect the level of recycling credits for...

      Packaging: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with industry on raising the level of recycled materials in packaging recovery notes.

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to ensure that food labelling and packaging of animal-derived products contains information about how...

      Agriculture: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has received representations since April 24th 2018 from the Scottish Government on the creation of...

      Agriculture: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support his Department has provided to the devolved administration in Edinburgh to devise agricultural policies for the...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason the terms of reference on his Department's website for the 2018 bovine tuberculosis strategy review have not...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many meetings he had with his Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser between 1 January and 31 March 2018.

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the number of animal rescue centres with overcrowded living conditions.

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the processes for checking for diseases in animal rescue centres.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to speed up communication with farmers on the results of tests when farms are found to be clear from...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to enhance the regulation of extended producer responsibility after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Shanker Singham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many meetings the hon. Member for Wycombe, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Steve Baker has held with the policy...

    • Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether the Government plans to include sections on (a) higher education and (b) further Education in the forthcoming Brexit White Paper.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many contractors currently employed by his Department are paid £1,000 or more per day.

      EU Committee of the Regions: UK Delegations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many vacancies there are on the UK delegation to the Committee of the Regions; and when he plans to fill those vacancies.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many staff were (a) employed by and (b) seconded to his Department at May (i) 2017 and (ii) 2018.

  • Attorney General

    • Bail

      To ask the Attorney General, how many CPS applications to extend the custody time limit for bail have been made for (a) drug offences, (b) rape charges, (c) firearms offences, (d) other dangerous...

    • Bail

      To ask the Attorney General, how many successful CPS applications to extend the custody time limit for bail have been made for (a) drug offences, (b) rape charges, (c) firearms offences, (d)...

  • Wales Office

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Terrorism: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what support the Government provides to survivors of the Harrods bombing in 1983.

    • Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Seventh Report of the Justice Committee, published on 17 May 2018, Small claims limit for personal injury, HC 659, what steps the...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to monitor the effect of increases in the small claims limit for personal injury claims on (a) the judiciary, (b) the courts and (c)...

      Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will delay any increase in the small claims limit for personal injury claims until completion of a post-implementation review of part 2 of the...

      Prisons: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that there is a zero tolerance approach to sexual assault and harassment by staff of inmates in prisons.

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what financial support his Department plans to provide to injured people to fund (a) court fees, (b) medical reports and (c) police reports in the event...

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to his Department's Answer of 22 May 2018 to Questions 145383 and 145384 on debt collection, what assessment his Department has made of the...

      Ministry of Justice: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many meetings he had with his Department's Chief Scientific Adviser between 1 January and 31 March 2018.

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of patients detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 have been discharged from detention following a First-Tier Mental Health Tribunal...

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has consulted people detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 on proposals by the Tribunal Procedure Committee to give First-Tier Mental...

      Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 23 April 2018 to Question 136450 on court closures, if he will publish the postcodes of the courts listed that closed between...

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department plans to review the law relating to suicide pacts.

      Family Justice Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) membership is of and (b) chairing arrangements are for the Family Justice Board.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the average waiting time for personal independence payments appeals at tribunal in (a) Caernarfon County Court and Family...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what apps his Department has approved for use on mobile phones issued by his Department.

    • Brexit: Scotland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on Clause 11 of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill.

      National Security Council

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which Ministers are members of the National Security Council ministerial sub-committee on matters relating to cyber programmes and policy development.

      Welsh Language Act 1993

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many investigations under s17 of the Welsh Language Act 1993 his Department had open as of 15 May 2018.

      Electoral Register: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much central Government funding has been allocated for the purpose of increasing individual electoral registration in each year for which data is...

      Grenfell Tower Inquiry: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that appointments to the Grenfell Tower inquiry panel will represent survivors and bereaved families.

      British Nationality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) British subjects and (b) British protected persons are currently resident in the UK.

      Abdul Hakim Belhaj and Fatima Boudchar

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government plans to ask the Intelligence and Security Committee to inquire into the circumstances of the rendition of Mr Belhaj and Ms...

      Cabinet Office: Amazon

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what percentage of the data held by his Department is hosted by (a) Amazon Web Services London Region and (b) Amazon Web Services in other data centres.

  • Department for Transport

    • Taxis: Wheelchairs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of laws imposing fines on taxi and private hire vehicle drivers who refuse to accept wheelchair users.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • World Meteorological Organisation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the UK funding of the operational hydrology and water programmes of the World Meteorological Organisation continues at...

    • Industry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Local Industrial Strategies, as outlined in the Industrial Strategy White Paper, will be agreed for all parts of England by the end of 2019.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Turkey: Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 17 April (HL6964), whether they will now make representations to the government of Turkey regarding...

    • Tekin Ipek

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to make representations to the government of Turkey that Teken Ipek, who has been imprisoned for over two years without being charged, should...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment of the adherence to human rights they will make when considering to which countries the UK fleet of Panther Command and Liaison Vehicles might be sold.

      Turkey: LGBT People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations about the suppression of LGBTI rights in Turkey the Prime Minister made to the President of Turkey during his recent visit to London.

      Turkey: LGBT People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Turkey about the right of LGBTI Pride to take place in Istanbul this year.

      Nicaragua: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to support the UN's condemnation of widespread extrajudicial killings, injuries, arrests and torture of democracy activists in Nicaragua.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Customs Unions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in what circumstances would any backstop period, when the UK remained part of the Customs Union after leaving the EU, be enacted.

    • Professions: Qualifications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made on the mutual recognition of professional qualifications in the Brexit negotiations.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to ensure that UK citizens can participate in the European Health Card scheme (1) during, and (2) after, the transition period...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Future Large Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many A400M Atlas aircraft they intend to buy for the Royal Air Force.

    • Military Aircraft: Lasers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect Royal Air Force aircrew from the consequences of being targeted by high power laser activity.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the military effectiveness of unmanned helicopters.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Royal Air Force Squadron 617 will be fully operational; and what roles it will fulfil.

      Military Alliances: European Union

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote common procurement force specialisation and interoperability with members of the EU.

      Armed Forces: Officers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Earl Howe on 28 February (HL569) and on 17 January (HL4523), whether a Head of Service who retired after the 5 star rank...

      Trident Submarines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect the first Dreadnought-class nuclear submarine to enter service.

      Afghanistan: Military Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are considering an increase in the number of British troops deployed to Afghanistan; and if so, (1) how many, (2) when, and (3) for what...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Forestry Commission: Land

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many hectares of land were leased out by the Forestry Commission in (1) 2000, (2) 2005, (3) 2010, (4) 2015, and (5) 2018.

    • Agriculture: Ammonia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cost to farmers of reducing ammonia emissions as proposed in their Clean Air Strategy.

      Hedgehogs: Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to reverse the decline in hedgehog numbers.

      Lead: Ammunition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Update Report from the Lead Ammunition Group, published in April, into harmful effects of lead shot on humans...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government within what period they aim to process asylum applications from children in Calais; and what steps they are taking to ensure such applications are processed within...

    • Police: Biometrics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce legislation on the use of facial recognition technology by police forces.

      UK Border Force: Right of Search

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether (1) customs officials, or (2) border officials, have the authority to request or oblige an incoming passenger to hand over any password to unlock...

      Immigration: Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many interpreters previously employed by foreign nations in Iraq and Afghanistan have come to live in the UK.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to make budgetary provision for the implementation of the recommendations of the Hart Report into historical Institutional Abuse in Northern Ireland.

    • Incinerators: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the judgment in the High Court in Belfast on 14 May by Mrs Justice Keegan that a decision taken by a civil servant to grant...

  • Treasury

    • Income Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made an estimate of the additional revenue that would be raised if both capital gains and dividend income were taxed through income tax at the...

    • Capital Gains Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have produced any estimates of the additional revenue that would be raised by restricting capital gains relief on primary residences.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings by Which? that broadband services to British households are on average 51 per cent slower than the maximum...

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