Written answers

Monday, 11 June 2018

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Written Statement of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health of 20 October 2016, Official Report,...

    • General Practitioners: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the total cost has been of GP patient surveys issued over the period of 2013 to 2017.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to review the three-year time limit on legal action for clinical negligence claims against the NHS.

      Ovarian Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2017 to Question 120087 on Ovarian Cancer, what the timetable is for a decision to be announced on...

      Ovarian Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that ovarian cancer is either diagnosed or ruled out within 28 days.

      Ovarian Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of running an awareness campaign on the symptoms of ovarian cancer.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer 21 May 2018 to Questions 144263 and 144264 on In Vitro Fertilisation, for what reason his Department does not...

      Suicide: Helium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the availability of helium gas on suicide rates.

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to promote awareness of the symptoms of prostate cancer; and whether his Department plans to...

      Artificial Sweeteners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for people's health of using artificial sweeteners.

      Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2018 to Questions 144259, 144260 and 144261 on Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust,...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of myalgic encephalomyelitis among the public and medical practitioners.

      Cystic Fibrosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of treating people with cystic fibrosis in each of the last five years.

      Orkambi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions his Department has had with representatives of cystic fibrosis charities on the availability of Orkambi on the...

      Cystic Fibrosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of NHS England taking a portfolio approach to its evaluation of the...

      Social Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government has made an assessment of the potential effect on disabled people of lowering the eligibility criteria for social...

      NHS Trusts: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the total value of all fines levied by clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) against NHS trusts was for the financial year 2017-18;...

      Health Services and Social Services: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking with the Treasury to implement value-based healthcare into plans for health and social care services.

      Health Services: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it is his Department’s policy that commissioners can consider the full (a) economic, (b) social and (c) population health...

      Primary Health Care: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support greater collaboration between GP surgeries and community pharmacies to ensure the optimal...

      Health Services and Social Services: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential contribution of community pharmacies to building long term value in the health...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what percentage of accident and emergency departments met the four-hour standard in (a) Essex, (b) The East of England and (c) England in...

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what is the remit of an accident and emergency unit.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many accident and emergency units were in operation in the East of England in each year from 2010 to 2017.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of increasing support for child mental health helplines run by the third sector as...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many women in (a) England, and (b) Birmingham, Edgbaston constituency have not been sent their invitation to their final breast...

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that exemptions to charging under the NHS (Charges to Overseas Visitors (Amendment) Regulations 2017...

      Midland Metropolitan Hospital Smethwick

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 10 May 2018 to Question 139949, when work on the Midland Metropolitan Hospital is planned to restart.

      Prosthetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many microprocessor knees have been prescribed by the NHS in England since they were introduced.

      Children: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has discussed with the Secretary of State for Education the potential effect of the use of isolation as a form of punishment...

      Foetal Alcohol Syndrome: Mental Health services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2018 to Question 147893, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of...

      National Institute for Health Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding allocated to (a) physical ill health and (b) mental ill health was coordinated through the National Institute for Health...

      Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will list the 20 health authorities in England with the highest incidences of foetal alcohol syndrome in ranked order in (a) 2010...

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of deaths attributed to medical negligence in each year for which data is available.

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people attended A&E in Q4 of (a) 2017-18 and (b) each year since 2010-11.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the total deficit was of the NHS provider sector at the end of each financial year since 2010-11 to date.

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which clinical commissioning groups refuse patients with diabetes access to flash glucose monitoring technology; and what estimate he has...

      Breastfeeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of babies on discharge from neonatal care in England are fed breast milk in each of the last five years.

      Personality Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps are being taken better to diagnose people with narcissistic personality disorder and to provide such people with professional...

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the level of vendor compliance with the tobacco and related products regulations in respect of vaping; and...

      Colorectal Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average cost to the public purse has been per person for Lynch Syndrome testing for people diagnosed with bowel cancer over the...

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • Local Government: Elections

      To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, with reference to the correspondence of April 2018 between the Equality...

    • Speaker's Committee On the Electoral Commission: Internet

      To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what progress has been made to date on the Commission's project to...

      Vote Leave

      To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, to whom the Electoral Commission has sent advance copies of its report...

  • Prime Minister

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister, when her office plans fully to respond to the letter of the hon. Member for West Dunbartonshire dated 25 April 2018 on his constituent, Jagtar Singh Johal.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for how long her Department has required Access to Work claimants to provide invoices for the services of their self-employed support workers;...

    • Unemployment: Doncaster North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the most recent (a) youth unemployment, (b) unemployment and (c) employment rates are in Doncaster North constituency; and what...

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many young people have received support through the Youth Obligation to date; and how many of those people have subsequently gone on to...

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of young people have stopped receiving benefits since being on the Youth Obligation programme.

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many young people have been sanctioned while receiving support through the Youth Obligation programme.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many FTE employees based in Shettleston JobCentre have received basic training on administering universal credit claims.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many FTE employees were based in Shettleston JobCentre in each year since 2010.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish the policy and practice guidance her Department issues to decision-makers on supporting vulnerable people who claim for...

      Social Rented Housing: Landlords

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many social sector landlords have registered with the Landlord Portal to date.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claims for universal credit have been closed as a result of an incomplete identity verification.

      Personal Independence Payment: Orthopaedics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people with lower limb amputations received a lower level of financial support under personal independence payment than under...

      Personal Independence Payment: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder who were unsuccessful in their application for personal independence payment have had...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Non-departmental Public Bodies

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

      Health and Safety Executive: Income

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

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her Departments withdrawal of appeals in the cases Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v AN & JM CPIP/1882/2015 and...

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made on the financial effect of the withdrawal of carer's allowance on carers at state-pension age.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the numbers of universal credit claimants who have attended a face-to-face interview in a job centre to remind...

      Employment Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applicants for employment support allowance have had their payments stopped without notice in the last twelve months as a result of...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Written Statement of 5 June 2018, on Personal Independence Payments, HCWS733, what the timetable is for the commencement of...

      Department for Work and Pensions: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Written Statement of 5 June 2018, on Personal Independence Payments, HCWS733, what the timescale is for completion of a...

      Support for Mortgage Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance her Department has issued to Serco on the number of times it should contact by phone a claimant of Support for Mortgage...

      Support for Mortgage Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the timeframe is for her Department to terminate a claim for Support for Mortgage Interest in cases where Serco has been unsuccessful in...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2018 to Question 146881 on Personal Independence Payment, how many personal independence payment assessment...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of collecting medical evidence from every applicant at the application stage of (a)...

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2018 to Question 905453 on Food Banks, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of commissioning...

      Social Security Benefits: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people receive who live abroad receive monthly benefits from the public purse; and what steps are being taken to ensure that people...

      Universal Credit: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether there is a time limit within which a sanction must be applied under universal credit after a claimant has failed to comply with a...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules (HC 194) of 2012-13, what plans the Government has to undertake a review of...

    • 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 the...

      Educational Testing Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the contribution of the Minister for Immigration of 4 June, Official Report, column 22, what progress has been made on his...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the statement in his letter to the Chair of the Home Affairs Committee dated 25 May 2018 that applications potentially...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to reply to the letters of 1 and 21 May 2018 from the right hon. Member for Preseli Pembrokeshire on the case of Melissa Siso...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department plans to allocate additional resources to (a) staff hiring and (b) procuring IT resources in the next three financial...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Home Office plans write to all non-UK EU citizens resident in the UK since before 1 January 1973 to confirm that they hold...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Director General of UK Visas and Immigration plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for West Lancashire of 23 June...

      Asylum: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of LGBT people seeking asylum from persecution overseas were successful in their application; and whether he...

      Immigration: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government plans to replicate in legislation the opinion of European Court of Justice ruling C-673/16 on same sex spousal rights...

      Shoplifting: Torfaen

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an assessment of the level of shop theft in Torfaen compared with the constituency average in the last year.

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to make an assessment of the potential (a) merits and (b) effect of allowing unaccompanied child refugees to sponsor a...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to respond to the letter of 30 April 2018 from the hon. Member for Llanelli on his Department's policy on the relocation of...

      UK Border Force: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the Northern Ireland Equality Commission's advice to the UK Border Force on the recruitment of border force staff in...

      UK Border Force: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place the advice given to his Department by the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland in respect of (a) the recruitment of...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to her oral contribution of 5 June 2018, Official Report, column 220, what her policy is on reform of abortion law in Northern...

  • Treasury

    • Private Finance Initiative

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the news item on UK PFI and PPP equity offshoring and tax avoidance published by the European Services Strategy Unit, if his Department...

    • Private Finance Initiative

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the report entitled PFI and PF2, published by the National Audit Office on 17 January 2018, what assessment his Department has made of the...

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which private finance initiative contracts are being delivered by contractors that his Department deem to be high risk.

      Carillion: Insolvency

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Forty-first report of the Public Accounts Committee, Government risk assessments relating to Carillion, published on 23 May 2018, HC...

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how his Department monitors private finance initiative contracts, including (a) strategic risk management policy, (b) financial control and (c) performance...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will reduce the rate of VAT charged on work to reclad tower blocks resulting from the Grenfell Tower fire.

      Regional Planning and Development: Nottinghamshire

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to support the development of regional infrastructure in Nottinghamshire.

      National Productivity Investment Fund

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to ring-fence funding allocated from National Productivity Investment Fund to the devolved administrations.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect the introduction of the 2019 loan charge on people who used umbrella companies on the advice of professionals...

      Vat

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the (a) cost of and (b) timetable for implementation of the infrastructure which will be required at UK borders to...

      Vat

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the annual costs are for the (a) systems, (b) physical infrastructure, and (c) staff for the processing of VAT for goods entering and leaving the UK...

      Inheritance Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to review the thresholds on inheritance tax.

      Treasury: Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) women and (b) men his Department has appointed to each of its non-Departmental Public Bodies in each of the last five years.

      Local Government Finance: Somerset

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 May 2018 to Question 143143, on Local Government Finance whether his Department defines Somerset County Council as being at risk.

      Royal Bank of Scotland: Closures

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to evaluate the effectiveness of the RBS mobile banking service as a result of the closure of RBS branches; and if he will make...

      Revenue and Customs: Dundee

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the expiry date is of HMRC's lease on Sidlaw House in Dundee.

      Revenue and Customs: Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the oral answer of the Prime Minister of 2 May 2018, Official Report, column 312, whether HMRC is able to offer a 2018 pay award to its staff in...

      Revenue and Customs: Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average monthly salary, net of tax, National Insurance and Superannuation contributions, is of an Officer grade member of staff working full time...

      Revenue and Customs: Pay

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average monthly salary, net of tax, National Insurance and Superannuation contributions, was of an Officer grade member of staff who worked full...

      Foreign Companies: Russia

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the Government will review the regulations relating to the admission of Russian companies to the London Stock Exchange as a result of plans by that...

      Rosneft

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government plans to take under the provisions of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 in respect of the listing of shares in the...

      Bank Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people were invited to sign up for help to save accounts in (a) January, (b) February, (c) March, (d) April and (e) May 2018.

      Revenue and Customs: Standards

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what performance indicators HMRC has in respect of its customer service.

      Customs Unions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of customs brokers that would be required in the event that the UK leaves the EU (a) without a deal, (b) with a new...

      Customs Unions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on (a) the economy and (b) revenue to the public purse of not recruiting an adequate number of customs...

      Motor Vehicles: Hydrogen

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to include hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in the Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund in the future.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Music: Licensed Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 25 April 2018 to Question 136076, how many live music venues have closed in each year since 2010.

    • Pharmacy and Primary Health Care: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, for what reasons independent community pharmacies and other primary healthcare providers are designated as a public authority...

      Broadband: Consumers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has plans to appoint a broadband consumer champion.

      Heritage Lottery Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the per capita heritage lottery funding was in (a) Doncaster and (b) England in the last year for which data are available.

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the per capita big lottery fund resource spending was in (a) in Doncaster and (b) England in the last year for which data...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to promote participation of National Citizen Service in Northern Ireland.

      Social Media: Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to include a new statutory requirement on social media companies to stop the spread of online hate speech in...

      Data Protection: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government plans to diverge from EU standards for data protection after the end of the transition period.

      Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment the Government has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the creative industries.

      Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made on the effect of fake news disseminated on the internet on voting in the UK; and what steps he is...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of the recommendation by the National Youth Agency for the...

      Youth Services: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Treasury on making investment in youth services a priority in future...

      Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has discussed with the (a) Cabinet Office, (b) Department for Education, (c) Department for Exiting...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Non-departmental Public Bodies

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

      Museums and Galleries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding per capita his Department allocated to museums in each (a) region and (b) local authority area in the last...

      Football: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers of his Department plan to hold and with whom on the review of the ban on standing areas...

      Football Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when (a) he and (b) Ministers of his Department last met the Football Association to discuss safe standing at football grounds.

      Football: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether (a) he and (b) Ministers of his Department have received correspondence from Owen Riches on safe standing in football...

      Celtic Football Club

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department, last visited Celtic Football Club to view the railed seating trial; and what...

      Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when (a) he and (b) Ministers of his Department last met Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust to discuss safe standing; and...

      English Football League

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department last met the English Football League; and what issues were discussed at that...

      Football Association Premier League

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, on what dates (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department last met with representatives of the Premier League; and what the...

      Football: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what correspondence his Department has had with the Sports Ground Safety Authority on safe standing at football grounds.

      Football Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when (a) he and (b) Ministers of his Department last met representatives of the Football Association; and what issues were...

      Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the press release, Dormant Assets Scheme bolstered by industry leaders, of 3 June 2018, how much and what...

      Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to promote volunteering in local communities.

      Sportsgrounds: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what representations (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have received from (i) football clubs and (ii) local safety...

      Football: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the timetable is for the Government's review of the policy on banning all standing areas in the Premier League and...

      Spirit of Shankly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will meet the Spirit of Shankly supporters group to discuss safe standing.

      Shrewsbury Town Football Club

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when (a) he and (b) Ministers of his Department last met representatives of Shrewsbury Town FC to discuss safe standing; and...

      National Security Communications Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February 2018 to Question 126982, what meetings or discussions his Department has had with the...

      Voluntary Work: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent estimate he has made of the number of workers in the voluntary sector from non-UK EU countries.

      Charities: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on the future of non-UK EU nationals...

      Collective Spirit Multi-academy Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information his Department holds on (a) discussions (b) meetings and (c) correspondence between the Charity Commission...

      Broadcasting: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he has made to European authorities on maintaining broadcast licensing arrangements after the UK leaves...

      Broadcasting: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on jobs in broadcasting where the broadcaster is...

      Broadcasting: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he has received on the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on jobs in broadcasting where the...

      Infant Foods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what fines have been imposed on companies for promoting and marketing infant formula milk in each of the last eight years.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Electricity: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to introduce a modified generation license for storage to improve regulatory clarity.

    • Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many consumers eligible for the guarantee credit element of pension credit are customers of (a) energy suppliers...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many consumers in social grade DE are customers of (a) energy suppliers with more than and (b) fewer than 250,000...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that employers comply with the national minimum wage.

      Pubs Code Adjudicator: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the mean average wait is for cases to be (a) accepted for arbitration and (b) concluded by the Office of the Pub...

      Shareholders: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of replicating the EU Shareholder Rights Directive 2017 after the...

      Company Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to include in corporate...

      Company Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to improve the transparency of corporate governance structures.

      Companies: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to increase the involvement of company workforces in the development of remuneration packages.

      Unpaid Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to ensure that people who have completed unpaid work trials are able to claim back payment for...

      Lighting: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2018 to Question 147822, on lighting: EU action, if he will publish the...

      Civil Nuclear Constabulary: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timetable is for the completion of his Departments equality analysis commissioned in June 2017 of raising the...

      Post Offices: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much and what proportion of the £370m investment funding the Department has allocated to Post Office branches...

      Industry: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he had made of the potential merits of mission-based procurement as part of the Government's Industrial...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of delays in the roll-out of the smart meter programme on trends in the level...

      Biotechnology: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans he has undertake a review of the regulatory and standards framework for the biotechnology industry...

      Energy: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to regulate the activities of energy brokers in the commercial energy market.

      European Committee for Standardization

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to help institutions to (a) use Eurocodes and (b) remain a member of the European Committee for...

      Independent Industrial Strategy Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timetable is for setting up the Industrial Strategy Council.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Fracking: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many individual sites have submitted planning applications for exploratory drilling for shale gas since the...

    • Bed and Breakfast Accommodation: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many (a) 16 to 24 year old and (b) 25 to 30 year old homeless people have been temporarily housed in bed and...

      Homelessness: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department plans to provide additional funding to local authorities in London to help respond to homelessness.

      Homelessness: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of young people classified as homeless who were previously in care in (a)...

      Social Services: Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect on the long-term financial viability of local authorities which use their...

      Insulation: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the BBC Panorama programme of 21 May 2018 on fire safety testing, if the Government will introduce...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many (a) women and (b) men his Department has appointed to each of its non-Departmental Public Bodies in each of...

      Planning Permission: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what criteria his Department uses to call in major planning applications in London.

      Rented Housing: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has made an estimate of the number of (a) private companies and (b) overseas investors that collect rental...

      Retail Trade: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what his Department's policy is on the establishment of private car parks in retail areas.

      Supported Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how the Government plans to calculate the localised ring-fenced budget for short-term supported housing.

      Bus Stations: Vauxhall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assurances Lambeth Council gave to his Department on the timing of its decision on the future of Vauxhall Bus Station.

      Refuges: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many refuges in the UK are available for a woman with no recourse to public funds; and what the locations are of...

      High Rise Flats: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 31 May 2018 to Question 146735 on High Rise Flats: Fires, what steps he has taken to ensure...

      High Rise Flats: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 31 May 2018 to Question 146735 on High Rise Flats: Fires, which fire and rescue authorities...

      Social Rented Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether (a) local authorities and (b) housing associations are required to use non-combustible insulation to be...

      Empty Property: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of empty privately owned homes.

      Housing: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of local authorities that have identified a valid five year...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of devolving power over the management of the UK Shared Prosperity...

      Local Government: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Government is taking steps to ensure that all local authorities across the UK record third party spending...

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to protect leaseholders from excessive quotations for lease renewals in (a) the...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Veterans: Limitation of Actions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will bring forward legislative proposals for a statute of limitations to protect British veterans of combat operations in (a) Northern Ireland,...

    • European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 29 May 2018 to Question 146960 on European Fighter Aircraft, what proportion of the £45 million has been assigned to the...

      Saudi Arabia: Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what role (a) RAF and (b) UK-contracted personnel have played in weapons (i) loading and (ii) maintenance for Saudi aircraft taking part in operations...

      Israel: Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military exercises the Royal Navy has conducted with the Israeli navy since 2016; and if he will make a statement on the (a) nature and (b)...

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to attend the 2018 NATO summit; and what recent assessment he has made of the level of commitment of other NATO member states to two...

      European Fighter Aircraft: Safety Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the answer of 29 May 2018 to Question 146325 on European Fighter Aircraft: Safety Measures, how the Typhoon’s Enhanced Collision...

      Ministry of Defence: Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, 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 last five years.

      Defence Fire Risk Management Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what time period was his Department's tender validity on the Defence Fire Risk Management Organisation contract extended; and when he plans to...

      India: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Special Air Service has given any training, advice or assistance to the Indian army commando unit called the National Security Guard in the...

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel are deployed in EU member states; and where those personnel are so deployed.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department plans to respond to the letter dated 15 May 2018 from the hon. Member for Bridgend on access to Service Inquiries.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the level of recruitment to the armed forces.

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) longest, (b) shortest and (c) average time taken between sending in an online application and attestation for regular and reserve recruits...

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Regular and (b) Reserve passed an assessment centre to join the Army in each year since 2012.

      National Security

      What recent discussions he has had with the National Security Adviser on the current and future intensity of the threat environment.

      EU Battlegroups

      What recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the Government's decision to withdraw from leading the EU battlegroup in 2019.

      Korea: Politics and Government

      What recent assessment he has made of the military situation on the Korean peninsula.

      Navy

      What assessment he has made of the strategic importance of sea power for UK security and prosperity.

  • Scotland Office

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Chief Scientific Advisers

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

    • Department for International Trade: Staff

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

      Food: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that food standards are maintained in future trade deals after the UK leaves the EU.

      Israel: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what UK military equipment has been exported for use by the Israeli navy since 2016.

      Trade Agreements: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the gross value of tariff free goods that the UK imported from developing countries in 2017 was.

      Arms Trade: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, the gross value of licenced armed exports made to Israel (a) in total for and (b) in each of the last five years.

  • Women and Equalities

  • Department for Transport

    • Outdoor Recreation: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will publish further guidance to local authorities advising them of the benefits of street play for children and of the powers that...

    • Plymouth Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government has a policy on the re-opening of Plymouth City Airport; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to announce funding for additional railway resilience work at Dawlish and Teignmouth.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on how many occasions the power under section 41 of the Civil Aviation Act 1982 to acquire and manage land for any purpose connected to civil aviation...

      Northern: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the reported cancellation of over 2,500 trains in April puts Arriva Rail North in default of its franchise obligations.

      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, with reference to his announcement of 10 March 2017 that the only preconditions were (a) to ensure that the weights envisaged for both the STGO regime...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Weight Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his announcement of 10 March 2017 that a permanent specific weight regime for Mobile Concrete Batching Plants (MCBPs) was a specific...

      Railways: Cowley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to re-open the Cowley branch line in Oxford to passenger services.

      Govia Thameslink Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the reasons for the driver shortages on train services to Hitchin in the first week of the new Govia...

      Railways: Timetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to tackle the disruption caused by the introduction of the new (a) Govia Thameslink Railway and (b) Southeastern timetable.

      Department for Transport: Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, 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 last five years.

      Roads: Tyne and Wear

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support his Department has provide to (a) South Tyneside and (b) Gateshead local authorities for the repair and maintenance of potholes.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2018 to Question 146982 on High Speed 2 Railway Line, whether the level of local funding to the High Speed Two...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Manchester Airport

      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, what proportion of the total cost of...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the effect on domestic (a) seafarers and (b) maritime skills of the employment of non-EEA crew...

      Northern: Timetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to paragraph 22.1 of schedule 6.1 of Part 1 on page 226 of the rail franchise agreement - Northern, whether Northern completed its...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what financial assessment he has made of the effect on the Barnett Consequentials for Wales of the Transport for London funding required to service a...

      Public Transport: Essex and Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of public transport links between Essex and Kent.

      Northern: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made on Northern's ability to achieve the service level commitments set out in its franchise agreement.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Rochdale dated 11 April 2018, reference number IW/0060, on the age of road vehicle tyres.

      Airports: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's plans are for improving surface transport access to airports; and how such improvements will be funded.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the correspondence on the costs of High Speed Two between (a) himself, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his...

      Railways: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to facilitate dialogue between the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers and Northern Rail.

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to Table SFR0303 of his Department's statistical release, Seafarers in the UK Shipping Industry: 2017, published on 30 May 2018, what...

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's statistical release, Seafarers in the UK Shipping Industry: 2017, published on 30 May 2018, how many member...

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to Table SFR0302 of his Department's statistical release, Seafarers in the UK Shipping Industry: 2017, published on 30 May 2018, what...

      Railways: Pay and Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what input his Department has on performance related pay and bonuses for senior staff at (a) network rail, (b) Govia Thameslink Railway and (c) Arriva...

      Network Rail and Northern: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the performance penalty to be paid by (a) Network Rail and (b) Northern Rail as a result of recent disruption to the network.

      Northern: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing an enhanced compensation scheme for passengers affected by recent Northern Rail...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much the Rail Delivery Group spent on (a) consultants, (b) advisors and (c) advertising as part of their Britain Runs on Rail/Partnership Railway...

      Network Rail: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much Network Rail's Commercial Estate business made in profit in each year since 2010.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • World War II: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3 May to Question 139444 on World War 2: compensation, what consultations his Department had with...

    • Afghanistan: Taliban

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the likelihood of a peace deal between the Government of Afghanistan and the Taliban; and...

      Andargachew Tsege

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support the return to the UK of Andy Tsege.

      Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of progress on the UK-Sudan strategic dialogue; and if he will make a statement.

      Sudan: Religious Freedom

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

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in the US Administration on its assessment of crimes committed against...

      Developing Countries: Minerals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help prevent the mining and trading of conflict minerals overseas.

      Overseas Trade: Occupied Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2018 to Question 135452 on Overseas Trade: Occupied Territories, what criteria the...

      Overseas Trade: Occupied Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3 April 2018 to Question 133853 on Overseas Trade: Occupied Territories, how the Government’s...

      Israel: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many ministerial visits have been conducted to Israel in (a) 2017 and (b) 2018 to date.

      Israel: Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the role of the Israeli navy in the enforcement of the blockade against Gaza.

      Syria: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether UK-supplied military equipment has been used by Turkey in its operations in Afrin; and if he will make a statement.

      India: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that the recent ceasefire between India and Pakistan (a) lasts and (b) marks...

      Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much was paid from the public purse to the al Saadi family in compensation for rendition and torture.

      Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what legal costs the public purse incurred as a result of the the Belhaj and al Saadi cases.

      Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs agreed to meet the legal expenses incurred by the al Saadi Family and Abde​​l Hakim Belhaj and Fatima Boudchar.

      Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish the written defences presented by the Government in the cases of both the al Saadi family and Abdul Hakim...

      Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what date the resolution process referred to in his oral statement of 10 May 2018, Official Report, column 936, began.

      Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, who initiated the resolution referred to in his oral statement of 10 May 2018, on Belhaj and Boudchar: Litigation Update,...

      Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the legal fees incurred by the Government were in the Belhaj rendition case from (a) the initiation of the claim until the...

      Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether financial assistance was given by the Government to Sir Mark Allen and the right hon. Jack Straw in relation to the...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many (a) women and (b) men his Department has appointed to each of its non-Departmental Public Bodies in each of the last...

      Bangladesh: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many of the recommendations set out by the British High Commission in Dhaka and his Department's Preventing Sexual Violence...

      Guatemala: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance the Government has given to Guatemala as a result of the volcanic eruption of early June 2018.

      North Korea: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with US counterpart on the US-North Korea summit planned for 12 June 2018.

      Nicaragua: Human Rights

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

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the Saudi-led coalition's compliance with international humanitarian law in relation to...

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to (a) protect and (b) support civilians in Yemen; and what recent estimate he has made of...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to respond to the letter of 10 May 2018 from the hon. Member for Greenwich and Woolwich on the White Helmets...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2018 to Question 146721 on UK arms sales to Israel, whether the UK Government (a) has made...

      Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what lessons his Department has learnt following its work as a result of Hurricane Irma.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff are employed in the Overseas Territories Directorate in his Department; and if he will publish that same...

      Caribbean: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the aims and objectives of the Government are in the Caribbean region.

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which countries the Overseas Territories Directorate in his Department is responsible for.

      Iran: Polisario Front

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the substance of allegations made by the Government of Morocco that Iran has provided arms and...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Official Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will list the official engagements he plans to undertake outside the UK up to the summer recess 2018.

      Mexico: Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to his Department's press release entitled Boris Johnson announces new prosperity programming for Mexico,...

      Razan Ashraf al-Najjar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Israeli counterpart on the reported killing of nurse Razan Ashraf Al Najjar by the...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to push for an independent investigation into the recent deaths of Palestinians by the Israeli military.

      Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the press release, Foreign Secretary announces free speech funding, published by his Department on 2 November 2017,...

  • Department for International Development

    • Middle East: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department has spent on aid projects in Israel and Palestine since it was established.

    • Cameroon: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what humanitarian assistance her Department is providing to (a) refugees and (b) displaced persons in Cameroon.

      Caribbean: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what lessons her Department has learnt from it's work following Hurricane Irma.

      Developing Countries: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department gives to legislators overseas to increase their capacity effectively to regulate the growing technology...

  • Department for Education

    • Education: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding has been allocated from the public purse to the Northern Powerhouse Education Fund in each year since it was established; and what...

    • Education: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what applications have been made to date to the Northern Powerhouse Education fund.

      Education: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the attainment gap between students from the North and South of England.

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Government plans to allow UK citizens currently residing in the EU to qualify for home-student tuition fees after the UK has left the EU.

      Higher Education: Doncaster North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people from the Doncaster North constituency entered higher education institutions in the latest year for which figures are available; and...

      National Vocational Qualifications: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of pupils achieved a NVQ3+ or equivalent in (a) Mansfield, (b) Nottinghamshire and (c) East Midlands in 2017.

      Schools: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many incidents of asbestos released in schools were reported to his Department in each year between September 2011 and September 2017; how many...

      Schools: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding his Department allocated to schools in Nottinghamshire in the 2017-18 financial year.

      Design and Technology: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to increase take-up of design and technology alongside the EBacc; and if he will make a statement.

      Teachers: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of teachers recruited to (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools in London in each year since 2014.

      Pupils: Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many fines were issued by his Department for non-attendance at school by children in 2017.

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to support children in rural areas who do not have access to free school transport.

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which local education authorities have top sliced funding from the Dedicated Schools Grant for services previously funded out of the general funding...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the oral Statement of 17 July 2017 on Schools Update, Official Report, column 563, what assessment he has made of the implications for his...

      Department for Education: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Oral Statement of 17 July 2017 on Schools Update, Official Report, column 563, which of his Departments' programmes will have funding...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to respond to the letter of 18 May from the hon. Member for Greenwich and Woolwich on The John Roan School, Royal Borough of Greenwich.

      Sign Language: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing British Sign Language as a GCSE qualification.

      Pupil Exclusions: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of pupils excluded from mainstream schools in (a) West Midlands and (b) Coventry in each of the last five years.

      Alternative Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the availability of alternative education provision for pupils excluded from mainstream schools.

      Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many newly qualified teachers graduated in each year since 2010.

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding his Department has allocated school building improvement programmes in each year since 2010.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2018 to Question 144910, on Apprentices: Taxation, if he will publish his Department's guidance on how unspent funds...

      Department for Education: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department plans to provide a substantive response to Questions (a) 140737, (b) 140738 and (c) 140739 asked on 2 May 2018.

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2018 to Question 122066 on Teachers: Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people affected by the...

      Nurses: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people have undertaken a nursing apprenticeship in the East of England in (a) 2016-17 and (b) 2017-18.

      Children: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many notifications of the death of a child in a children’s home his Department received between 1999-2010.

      Selective Schools Expansion Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many applications have been received for funding from the Selective Schools Expansion Fund; and from whom such applications have been received.

      T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions his Department had with the Chief Executive of the Institute for Apprenticeships before he decided not to take advice to defer T...

      Teaching Excellence Framework Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what external organisations he plans to consult to take forward his Department's commitment to appoint an independent reviewer of the teaching...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March 2018 to Question 132609 on Pre-school Education: Teachers, which nursery providers have received funding to help...

      Schools: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential effect of the use of isolation as a form of discipline in schools on children's mental...

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 23 April 2018 to Question 136168 on Academies, how many checks the Charity Commission carried out on trustees of Multi...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 25 April 2018 to Question 136072 on Teachers: Training, how many professional exchanges for early years tutors the...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that (a) Academy and (b) Free schools provide adequate levels of (i) protection and (ii) safeguarding of...

      Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 30 April 2018 to Question 138046 on Academies: Finance, whether a contentious connected party transaction has been referred...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with universities and their representative bodies on extending their outreach activities for disadvantaged groups of young...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Office for Students on encouraging university applications from potential applicants with disabilities.

  • Church Commissioners

    • St Mary’s the Virgin Church Seaham

      To ask the Honourable Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, pursuant to the Oral Answer of 26 April 2018, Official Report, col 1014, whether she has held discussions with...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Plastics: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department is taking steps to seek the removal of plastics from supply chains; and if he will make a statement.

    • Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on food security.

      Game: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the work of the Animal and Plant Health Agency in ensuring that the...

      Beverage Containers: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish his Department's consultation on the introduction of a deposit return scheme.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Non-departmental Public Bodies

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

      Game: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many game farms in England use raised laying cages.

      Arable Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to support the arable sector as the UK prepares to leave the EU.

      Arable Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made on the contribution of the arable sector to the economy in each of the last three years.

      Cereals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the economic value of grain to the UK’s food supply chain.

      Whales: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether there has been any illegal whaling within British-administered waters; and what steps the Government is taking to...

      Wines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support small vineyards in the UK.

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of effect on food supplies of potential tailbacks at UK ports resulting from the...

      Dogs: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of puppies sold by third party dealers in England in the last twelve months.

      Countryside Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what proportion of people were successful in applications for (a) entry level stewardship, and (b) higher level...

      Countryside Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff responsible for the delivery of Stewardship Programmes have been transferred from Natural England to the...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Chief Scientific Advisers

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

    • Customs Unions: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of the effect on London of the UK leaving the customs union.

      Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent meetings he has held with representatives of technology firms on the use of technology at the border between Northern...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many meetings has he held with the heads of the devolved institutions since the creation of his Department.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many countries have made a written declaration that treaties signed with the EU will continue to apply to the UK after the UK...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, 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...

      Michel Barnier

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, on what dates had he held meetings with Michel Barnier since December 2017.

      Erasmus+ Programme and Horizon 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer to of 4 June 2018 to Question 146757, whether the White Paper will specify the Government's policy on and...

      Agriculture and Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the timetable is for negotiations to begin with the UK's future relationship with the EU on (a) agriculture and (b) the food trade.

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the North East Brexit Group's report, Leaving the European Union,...

  • Wales Office

    • Ports: Wales

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

    • Ports: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what representations he has received from port authorities in Wales on the potential effect of the UK not agreeing a deal with the EU.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many contractors his Department employs who have worked for his Department for (a) up to one year, (b) over one and up to five years, (c) over five...

    • Police Custody: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of children that spent a night in custody in each of the last five years.

      Oakhill Secure Training Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and which of the recommendations set out in the November 2017 report into Oakhill Secure Training Centre due to be completed (a) immediately,...

      Oakhill Secure Training Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many hours on average per day young people have spent unlocked from their rooms in Oakhill Secure Training Centre in each month of 2018 to date.

      Oakhill Secure Training Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many hours of taught education and vocational training on average per young person per week have been delivered in Oakhill Secure Training Centre in...

      Prisons: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which prisons were in special measures as of 1 June 2018; and for what reason each of those prisons was put in special measures.

      Ministry of Justice: Non-departmental Public Bodies

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

      Prisons: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to paragraph 52 of his Department's Education and Employment Strategy 2018, Cm 9621, published in May 2018, what steps his Department is...

      Offenders: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of ex-offenders who (a) worked and (b) did not work in prison industries are in P45 employment one year after release from...

      Offenders: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to page 6 of his Department's Education and Employment Strategy 2018, Cm 9621, published in May 2018, what assessment his Department has...

      Offenders: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the commitment to recruit ex-prisoners directly into the civil service on page 8 of his Department's Education and Employment Strategy...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people convicted in each year since 2010 have been sentenced to less than 12 months in prison.

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted for not paying their TV license in each year since 2010.

      Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been refused compensation by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority for having an unspent conviction in each year since 2010.

      Ministry of Justice: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reason his Department's budget allocations have not been fully concluded in time for the publication of its estimates memorandum.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of time was for the Tribunals Service to administer a First-tier Tribunal-Social Security and Child Support appeal for (a)...

      Post-mortems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the Government's policy is on the employment by Her Majesty's coroners of independent forensic pathologists; and what guidelines apply to the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Voting Rights: EU Nationals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the Government's policy is on the voting rights of non-UK EU citizens with (a) temporary or (b) settled status in the UK after (i) 29 March 2019...

    • Contracts: Iraq

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which Iraq (a) Government bodies, (b) non-Governmental organisations, (c) parliamentary bodies and (i) UK and (ii) Iraq (d) research foundations and...

      Mass Media

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the (a) start-up and (b) operation costs of the Government's rapid rebuttal unit; what the scope of that unit is; and what...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the total cost was of the transfer to Individual Electoral Registration; and what proportion of such costs was borne by local government.

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many non-UK EU citizens living in the UK voted in the 2018 local government elections.

      Ballot Papers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment his Department has made of the efficacy of the design of ballot papers for people who have difficulties of sight.

      Electoral Register: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department plans to replicate the Northern Ireland electoral registration schools initiative to increase electoral registration among...

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the total cost to the public purse was of conducting the 2018 local government elections.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to increase voter registration within Commonwealth communities in the UK.

      Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what contingency plans his Department has in the event that it is alerted to online interference with information systems for UK elections.

      Public Sector: Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the current average public sector office space in square meters per full-time employee.

      Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the running costs of the government estate for 2018-19; and what those costs were in each of the last three years.

      Public Sector: Empty Property

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of the public sector estate was vacant as of 1 May 2018.

      Public Sector: Greater London

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of the public sector estate is in London.

      Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of the central government estate is based in city centres.

      Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether all government property has a record on e-PIMS; and if he will make a statement.

      Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much has been spent from the public purse on developing and improving government properties with the intention of adding value prior to a sale...

      Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the Government's Estate Strategy of October 2014 on localism.

      Elections: ICT

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the implications are for the Government's policies of recommendation 10 of the report of the Association of Electoral Administrators entitled...

      Election Offences

      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...

      Civil Servants: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much was disbursed from the public purse for Civil Service pay by each department of state in July 2016.

      Civil Servants: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much was disbursed from the public purse for Civil Service pay by each department of state in April 2018.

      Older People: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of creating the role of Minister for Older People.

      Election Offences: Fines

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of increasing fines payable for breaches of election rules.

      United Nations: Secondment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants have been seconded to the UN from each Department in each of the last five years.

      Census: Languages

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government has plans to include in the 2021 census a question that records where multiple languages are being spoken in a household.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of non-UK EU citizens resident in the UK before 1 January 1973 who have indefinite leave to...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the difference is between the number of voters on the electoral register compared to the electoral register data used for the current...

      Prime Minister: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants were employed in the Prime Minister's Office as of 19 March 2018.

  • Department for International Development

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress the Department for International Development is making for the current financial year in meeting its target of spending 50 per cent of its...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Empty Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking, or planning to take, to address the concentration of empty homes in low-value housing markets, with specific regard to the housing...

  • Home Office

    • Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of people held in UK immigration detention centres for over one year have been subsequently removed from the UK since May 2017.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • India: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the concerns expressed by Archbishop of Delhi regarding minorities in India and the rise of extremist Hindutva supporters.

    • Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the number of the pro-democracy protesters and activists prosecuted under Hong Kong's public order ordinance since 2014, and...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they support the referral under article 14 of the Rome Statute, submitted by the government of the State of Palestine to the International Criminal Court,...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Badgers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure the crime of badger baiting is ended.

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