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Written answers

Thursday, 7 June 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Chief Scientific Advisers

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

    • Aviation: Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the amount of historic public investment in aerodromes in years for which information is available.

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the recent delays at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency of six weeks in issuing a Coding Certificate...

      Shipping: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he has made on developing improved fuel efficiency technologies for domestic shipping.

      East Midlands Trains: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made on its negotiations with East Midlands Trains on compensation payments as a result of peak-time trains not...

      Rail Industry Readiness Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, who the members of the Rail Industry Readiness Board are.

      Rail Industry Readiness Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on how many occasions in the last year he has met the rail Industry readiness Board.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Migrant Workers: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of workers working in the UK who are covered by the EU Posted...

    • Energy: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to increase the use of energy recovery from waste.

      Lighting: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has made to the European Commission on its proposals to remove the exemption for stage lighting...

      Mental Health: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 23 April 2018 to Question 136508, what proportion of the Medical Research Council's budget...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he had with (a) workers, (b) trade unions and (c) employers in advance of the Government's annual...

      Unpaid Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have undertaken unpaid work trials in 2017-18.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Nigeria: Churches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Nigerian counterpart on reports of violence and the destruction of churches in...

    • Nigeria: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of protections on discrimination against religious minorities in the...

      Nigeria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of reports that Nigeria’s armed forces may be complicit in attacks by Fulani...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • UK Border Force: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to her oral contribution of 9 May, Official Report, column 662, what representations she has made to the Home Secretary on ensuring...

    • Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what timetable she has set for re-starting the talks between the main political parties in Northern Ireland; and if she will make a statement.

      Northern Ireland Office: Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many (a) women and (b) men his Department has appointed to each of her Department's non-Departmental Public Bodies in each of the last five...

  • Attorney General

  • Department for International Development

    • South Sudan: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent representations she has made to her counterpart in South Sudan on the protection of aid workers from violence in that country.

    • Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is she taking to enable women and children to access education in developing countries.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Minerals

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department provides to help prevent children from being forced into the mining of conflict minerals in the Democratic...

      Developing Countries: Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2018 to Question 144381 on Developing Countries: Private Education, for what reason that Question...

      Save the Children Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that existing Save the Children projects continue following the decision of that organisation not...

  • Department for Education

    • Music: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of students that have studied music at higher education establishments by ethnic group in each year since 2010.

    • Music: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students (a) in total and (b) eligible for free school meals took GCSE Music in each year since 2010.

      Music: GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students (a) in total and (b) eligible for free school meals took A Level Music in each year since 2010.

      Music: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of students (a) in total and (b) eligible for free school meals who studied music in higher...

      Apprentices: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education for what reasons the Post-16 skills plan for (a) protective services, (b) sales, marketing and procurement, (c) Social Care and (d) transport and...

      T-levels: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) current year 9 learners and (b) future cohorts are aware of T-levels.

      T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that T-levels enable learners to move between disciplines as their priorities and interests change.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made on the potential effect of his Department's proposed personal injury reforms on people who are not driving a car who are...

    • Prison Service: Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a prison service parliamentary scheme.

      Prison Officers: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his policy is on prison officers wearing (a) smoke hoods and (b) other respiratory protective equipment when attending an incident in a cell...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the savings that will be passed on to motorists through reduced insurance premiums as a result of changes proposed in the...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that savings to insurance premiums are passed on to motorists as a result of changes proposed in the Civil...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department's press release, Justice Secretary unveils new bill to cut car insurance premiums, published on 20 March 2018, what...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance his Department provides to insurers on (a) investigating and (b) not paying out to fraudulent motor insurance claims.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many appeals have been made by claimants of personal independence payment since its inception.

      Courts: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on how many occasions courts have had to be closed as a result of flooding since 2010.

      Personal Independence Payment: Wallasey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 14 May 2018 to Question 142352 on Personal Independence Payment, for what reasons that information is not held centrally.

      National Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to meet staff representatives of the National Probation Service to discuss their pay and conditions.

      Prisoners' Incentives and Earned Privileges Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 19 February 2018 to Question 128402, when the review of the Incentives and Earned Privileges scheme will conclude; and what...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will place in the Library a copies of the (a) guidance and (b) procedures his Department has issued to tackle long waiting times for personal...

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Proposal to amend the Tribunal Procedure (First-Tier Tribunal) (Health, Education and Social Care Chamber) Rules 2008, published on 22...

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what number and proportion of patients discharged at tribunal (a) had and (b) had not received a pre-hearing examination in each of the last five years...

  • Treasury

    • Child Benefit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exechequer, how many new parents received bounty packs with paperwork containing information on applying for child benefit in 2016-17.

    • Disaster Relief

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the devolved administrations on the replacement of emergency natural disaster payments that are currently made from the EU...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 17 May 2018 to Question 140664 on local government finance, if he will make it his...

    • Local Government: Constitutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to section 37 of the Local Government Act 2000, whether it is his Departments policy to keep records of...

      Non-domestic Rates: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to section 42B of the Local Government Finance Act 1988, what records his Department keeps on a local...

      Council Tax: Exemptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to Regulation 10 of the Council Tax Administration and Enforcement Regulations 1992, what records his...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department’s policy paper on the allocations of the additional funding for adult social...

      Social Rented Housing: Tenants' Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Government plans to give housing association tenants a right to return after refurbishments have taken...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has assessed the potential merits of using a prospective tenant's income to establish whether a...

      Housing Associations: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many meetings he has held with (a) Genesis and (b) Peabody housing association since his appointment; whether he...

      Housing Associations: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has (a) made an assessment of the merits and (b) collected evidence on the effectiveness of the...

      Planning Permission: Vauxhall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to make a decision on whether to call in the application by VCI Property Holdings to develop the island...

      Fracking: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the time taken to process planning applications for shale gas extraction.

      Fracking: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the average time taken to process a shale gas exploration application was in each of the last three years.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Procurement

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

    • Ministry of Defence: Chief Scientific Advisers

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

      Afghanistan: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to deploy additional troops to Afghanistan; what role those troops will have; and if he will make a statement.

      Arctic: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the Russian military threat in the High North.

      Arctic: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the security implications of climate change in the high north.

      Royal Naval College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of people entering courses at the Britannia Royal Naval College at Dartmouth in each of the last five years; and...

      Royal Air Force College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of people entering courses at the Royal Air Force College at Cranwell in each of the last five years; and on...

      Royal Military Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of people entering courses at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst in each of the last five years; and on...

      Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many veterans have paid solicitors to represent them at tribunals to challenge decisions made under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme since 2015.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Cryptocurrencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recommendations were made to her Department as a result of the trials that GovCoin undertook on the use of blockchain technology for the...

    • Social Security Benefits: Cryptocurrencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether other companies have been involved in the GovCoin contract to undertake trials on the use of blockchain technology for the welfare and...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the average amount of time her Department has taken to respond to correspondence from (a) hon. Members and (b)...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have been contacted by the Child Maintenance Service in error in the last 12 months.

      Pension Protection Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of crown guaranteed pension schemes that operate under the pension protection fund; and if she will...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of personal independence payment decisions have been overturned at (a) the mandatory reconsideration, (b) the...

      Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her decision to amend the ordering restriction on the exemption from the two child limit for children in kinship care,...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Viridor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take action against Viridor for exceeding its permit level for waste disposal at its Runcorn Energy from Waste site.

    • Bridleways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to open new bridalways in (a) Colne Valley constituency, (b) West Yorkshire and (c) England.

      Rural Areas: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what new initiatives his Department has implemented to support rural communities in Scotland in the last six months.

      Poultry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that the poultry meat sector has adequate access to skilled staff after the UK leaves the EU.

      LEADER Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the UK providing and maintaining funding allocated by the EU's LEADER...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Oral Answer of the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of 26 April 2018, Official Report, column...

      Beverage Containers: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether (a) he or (b) officials in his Department have met with representatives of the (i) Scottish and (iii) Welsh...

      Government Departments: Beverage Containers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the Government will ban single-use coffee cups in its offices.

      Government Departments: Beverage Containers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government will make it its policy to ban the use of single-use plastic coffee cups in Government buildings.

      Chemicals: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress the Government has made on negotiating the terms on which the UK would remain a member of the REACH framework...

      Air Pollution: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to bring air pollution within legal limits in (a) West Midlands; (b) Coventry and (c) Coventry South...

      Palm Oil: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to ensure that the labelling on products containing palm oil specifies whether that palm oil...

      Forestry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to his Department's Clean Growth Strategy, published in October 2017, what the timetable is for the...

      Forestry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish the areas of England that will be designated as forestry investment zones.

      Forestry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to his Department's 25-Year Environment Plan, when he plans to appoint a national tree champion.

      Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to consult the Committee on Climate Change on the tree-planting targets required in England to meet the...

      Viridor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the maximum tonnage of waste is that the Viridor Energy is entitled to burn at its waste facility in Runcorn under its...

      Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information he holds on the amount of litter that was dropped in (a) Northamptonshire and (b) England in the last year...

      Cats and Dogs: Sales

      When his Department plans to publish its response to the evidence that it received on banning third party sales of puppies and kittens in England.

      Rural Areas: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the effect of rural crime on farmers.

  • Home Office

    • Andy Hall

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has (a) made a submission to and (b) had other forms of engagement with Interpol on the potential issuance of a red...

    • Fire and Rescue Services: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications of employment have been made to each fire service from each ethnic group in each of the last 10 years.

      Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many employment applications have been made to each police force from each ethnic group in each of the last 10 years.

      Police and Crime Commissioners: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Police and Crime Commissioners are subject to a purdah period in relation to elections.

      Anti-terrorism Control Orders: Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many control orders on Libyan nationals living in the UK who were suspected members of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group were lifted in 2011.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when his Department plans to respond to the letters by the hon. Member for Tottenham to the Commonwealth Taskforce dated 24 April 2018, 30...

      Windrush Generation: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to his Department’s consultation entitled Windrush compensation: call for evidence, published on 10 May 2018, what...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) police officers, and (b) PSCOs funded by Government in each (i) police authority area, (ii)...

      Police: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many rest days are owed to police officers by forces in England and Wales as at 1 June 2018; and if he will make a statement.

      Domestic Violence: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what data his Department collects on domestic abuse cases involving a male victim.

      Defence Fire and Rescue Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on the effect on local authority fire and rescue services of his...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Pharmacy Integration Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health of 20 December 2016, Official Report,...

    • HC-one

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has received representations of the potential sale of HC-One; and if he will make a statement.

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people with a patent foramen ovare are on a waiting list for treatment in (a) West Yorkshire and (b) England.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2018 to Question 65063 on care homes: standards, if he will publish the number of social care provider...

      Pain: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people were prescribed GnRH analogue treatment by the NHS in each of the last five years.

      Care Homes: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of the Social Care Compliance Scheme participants that will cease to be viable by the completion...

      NHS Trusts: Subsidiary Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether there are mechanisms in place to prevent the sale of wholly owned subsidiaries established by NHS Trusts to external private...

      NHS Trusts: Subsidiary Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has issued guidance to NHS Trusts on consulting their staff before establishing wholly owned subsidiaries.

      NHS Trusts: Subsidiary Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with the Treasury on the use of wholly owned subsidiaries established by NHS Trusts for tax avoidance.

      Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to improve child health outcomes.

      Doctors and Nurses: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on the NHS of an agreement not being reached with the EU on mutual...

      Cochlear Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients have received a cochlear implant in each of the last three years.

      Hospitals: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospitals are complaint with the Accessible Information Standard.

      NHS Trusts: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that NHS Trusts are able to recruit (a) junior doctors and (b) consultants meet short-term...

      Doctors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with his Cabinet colleagues on expanding the Medical Training Initiative to meet the (a) the demand for...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to ban 15-minute personal care visits.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) women and (b) men his Department has appointed to each of his Department's non-Departmental Public Bodies in each of the...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) children and (b) adolescents admitted to out of area mental health beds in 2017-18.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the contribution of prescription charges to the public purse in 2017-18.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the contribution to the public purse of prescription charges from people who paid for four or more...

      Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many in-patient eating disorder beds have been available at Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for (a) adults...

      NHS Walk-in Centres: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many walk-in centres have closed in (a) the North West, (b) Merseyside and (c) Wirral since 2010.

      NHS Walk-in Centres: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many walk-in centres have closed in (a) the West Midlands and (b) Coventry since 2010.

      University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding has been allocated to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust for the provision of mental health...

      University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust: Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many in-patient eating disorder beds there have been for (a) adults and (b) children in University Hospitals Coventry and...

      Gambling: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many addiction treatment services there are for gambling in (a) the West Midlands, (b) Coventry and (c) the Coventry South...

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Exiting the European Union on reciprocal healthcare arrangements with the...

      Medical Treatments: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of UK residents that have travelled abroad for medical treatment in the most recent year for...

      Medical Treatments: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have visited the UK for medical treatment in the most recent year for which figures...

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish his Department’s action plan for carers.

      Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons (a) the Bridgewater NHS Trust's retinal screening staff administration team are being transferred to the private company...

      Pharmacy: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 23 April 2018 to Question 136485, what recent assessment he has made of the level of uptake and adoption of...

      Antibiotics: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for the publication of an updated five year antimicrobial resistance strategy.

      Microbiology: Laboratories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the availability of (a) effective and (b) up to day diagnostic equipment with 24-hour remote...

      Microbiology: Laboratories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to SMI B 37: Investigation of blood cultures (for organisms other than Mycobacterium species), if he will make it his...

      Psychiatry: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons the NHS recruitment agency HCC is rejecting BCP, UKCP, and BACP accredited and registered child and adolescent...

      Psychiatry: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hours of unpaid training a trainee child and young person’s psychotherapist has to undertake during their training period.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much of the funding allocated to Future in Mind was spent in financial year 2017-18.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electoral Commission

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2018 to Question 144210 on Electoral Commission: Fines, on what date the last contact between the Electoral Commission...

    • Children in Care

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the report from 2017 on the rise in the number of care applications which was conducted by the Cabinet Office Implementation Unit.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he has taken to investigate the reasons for changes in the level of electoral registration in each local authority in each of the last three...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what information his Department holds from electoral registration officers on the number of names removed from electoral registers in each local...

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whats steps his Department took to increase voter registration prior to the 2018 local government elections.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with Ministers of the devolved administrations on increasing the levels of voter registration.

      Elections: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to A regulatory review of the UK’s party and election finance laws: Recommendations for Change, published by the Electroal...

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the number of cases of alleged electoral fraud relating to nomination that took place at the 2018 local...

      Elections: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to encourage youth engagement in (a) national and (b) local elections.

      Electoral Register: Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of people who registered to vote by means of the online registration service did so without providing a national insurance number in...

      Politics: Education

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to Every Voice Matters: Building A Democracy That Works For Everyone, published by his Department on 19 December 2017, whether his...

      Voting Rights

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the Government's policy is on extending the franchise to all legal residents of the UK.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of piloting polling day voter registration to increase voter turnout.

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government has made a recent assessment of the potential merits of the introduction of all-postal voting in local elections.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department has made a comparative assessment of the adequacy of national electoral registers used by (a) EU and (b) other countries in...

      Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent discussions has he had with the Electoral Commission on changes to electoral law.

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many allegations of impersonation were made to the police in each of the five local authorities piloting voter ID at the 2018 local government...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress he has made on reforming the annual canvass of electors.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress he has made on the introduction of changes to the Register to vote website.

      Elections: Campaigns

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the Government's policy is on the recommendation by the Committee on Standards in Public Life Review of Intimidation in Public Life to extend...

      Ballot Papers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to his Department's press release entitled New Electoral Laws proposed to combat intimidation in public life, published on 6 February...

      National Democracy Week

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the Government's partners that will deliver National Democracy Week 2018.

      Poll Cards

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent discussions his Department has had with Royal Mail on mailing options for poll cards.

      Voting Rights: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent conversations he has had with the devolved administrations on the potential merits of extending the franchise to 16 and 17 year olds.

      Civil Servants: Flexible Working

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what criteria his Department is using to assess the effect of The Way We Work programme on wellbeing in the civil service.

      Civil Servants: Flexible Working

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of The Way We Work programme on wellbeing in the civil service.

      Civil Servants: Flexible Working

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effect of The Way We Work programme on levels of productivity in the civil service.

      Civil Servants: Flexible Working

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the (a) IT equipment, (b) training, (c) project delivery and (d) other costs have been of the The Way We Work programme to date.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential effectiveness of auto-enrolment onto the electoral roll for all UK citizens eligible to...

      Marriage: Children

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, in how many marriages was the (a) woman or (b) man between the 16 and 18 years of age for each year for which information is available.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what targets the Government has set for increased trade with Commonwealth countries after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union.

    • Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to ensure that information on licences granted by the Export Control Joint Unit is (a) accessible and (b)...

      Financial Services: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment his Department has made of which non-EU markets have the greatest potential for increasing UK financial services exports...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when will the timetable is for the reduction in the maximum stake on fixed odds gambling machines to be implemented.

    • Theatres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2018 to Question 147814, if he will publish the (a) names and (b) registered postcode...

      Museums and Galleries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2018 to Question 147813 on Museums and Galleries: Closures, if he will publish the (a) names...

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the value of the UK flight training sector.

    • Aviation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the needs of general aviation pilots will be addressed under any future airspace strategy.

      Air Space

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what powers the Civil Aviation Authority has to manage lower airspace in the UK.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Portuguese Timor: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 15 May (HL7391), what assessment they have made of the conclusion of the New South Wales’...

    • Bahrain: Protest

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 31 July 2017 (HL930), what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain regarding the...

      Yemen: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the political situation in Yemen; and whether they support autonomy or separation for south Yemen.

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the Bahraini Ombudsman is conducting swift and thorough investigations into allegations that female political prisoners...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Carbon Monoxide: Poisoning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will commission research into the impact of exposure to chronic levels of carbon monoxide through exposure to flueless gaseous appliances such as...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Female Genital Mutilation: Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prosecutions there have been under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 in each year since 2015; and how many have been successful.

    • Prison Officers: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many more prison officers are currently needed in the UK; how they plan to recruit the necessary prison officers; and what success the Unlocked programme has...

  • Treasury

    • Customs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what analysis supports the view of the Chief Executive of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs that the proposed maximum facilitation customs arrangement after the UK...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government: South West

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what cost-benefit analyses were done before the Somerset and Dorset local government re-organisations were agreed; and whether safeguards exist to prevent savings...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: Married People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure the safe and timely return of passports submitted to the Home Office by spouses of British citizens wishing to come to the UK.

    • Mass Media: Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what research they have conducted on the influence of violent media material on the behaviours of young men in large UK cities; and what steps they are taking...

      Crimes of Violence: Urban Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what control measures they are considering to monitor and curtail the movements and violent behaviour of some young men in large UK cities; and whether these...

      Licensing Laws: Airports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to revoke the orders which prevent the Licensing Act 2003 from applying to airport bars airside.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Arms Trade: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review their policy on arms sales to Israel, given the recent violence in Gaza.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Aircraft: Cultural Heritage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support is available for the preservation of historic aircraft in the UK.

    • Gaming Machines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Statement by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 17 May (HL Deb, cols 772–84) on gaming machines, when the reduction in the maximum...

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