Written answers

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effects on passenger safety of overcrowding on trains.

    • Bus Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has been made of the potential effect of the proposed works to Bromham Road bridge on journey times for passengers travelling on the...

      Thameslink Railway Line: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many train services from Bedford to London have not stopped at West Hampstead since 20 May 2018; and what discussions he has had with Govia...

      A75: Dumfries and Galloway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has plans to upgrade the A75 in Dumfries and Galloway.

      Aviation: Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to allocate additional funding to local authorities who own aerodromes to release the economic potential of those facilities.

      Aviation: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many commercial pilots were trained in the UK in each of the last five years of which information is available.

      Northern

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to paragraph 24.1 of schedule 6 to part 1 of the Northern Rail franchise agreement, published in February 2016, what assessment he has...

      Aviation: Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the general aviation sector on the economic potential of aerodromes.

      Govia Thameslink Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his oral contribution of 4 June 2018, Official Report, column 53, by what date his Department plans to conclude it's review of whether GTR...

      Southern: Portsmouth Harbour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has assessed the effect on tourism of the reduction in the level of train services to Portsmouth Harbour under new Southern...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Aberavon on 29 March and again on 3 May on the East Coast Mainline.

      Transport Focus: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of devolving responsibility for Transport Focus in Scotland to the Scottish Government.

      Department for Transport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the oral evidence of the Permanent Secretary of HMRC of 23 May and 5 June 2018 to the Treasury Committee, whether he has seen briefing...

      Airports: National Policy Statements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of new pages of documentation that have been published as part of his Department's Airport National Policy...

      Railways: Timetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 1 June 2018 to Written Question 148967, on how many of the 11 occasions that he met Network Rail representatives was the...

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Timetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many times he (a) met and (b) had other contacts with representatives from Govia Thameslink Railway to discuss the implementation of the Rail Plan...

      London-Brighton Railway Line: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the capability of Network Rail and Govia Thameslink Railway to complete the scheduled work programme on the Brighton...

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, the total number of trains (a) cancelled and (b) delayed for each franchise in each month since January 2018.

      Transport: Ombudsman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans the Government has to create a transport ombudsman service.

      London-Brighton Railway Line: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with (a) Network Rail and (b) Govia Thameslink Railway on arrangements for replacement transport during the period of the...

      Air Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential change in the level of total air traffic movements at (a) Heathrow Airport, (b) London airports, (c)...

      Railways: Timetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential for conflict of interest in relation to the appointment of Stephen Glaister the Chair of Network...

      Office of Rail and Road: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what processes and procedures were followed in the reappointment of Stephen Glaister as the Chairman of the Office of Rail and Road.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of international flights (a) to and (b) from each UK airport in the event that (i) the north-west runway at...

      Air Routes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place in the Library a copy of the legal advice provided to his Department on the provision of subsidies for regional air connections from...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Manufacturing Industries: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people were employed in the (a) cement production, (b) steel production and (c) sugar production industries in...

    • Coal: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what research his Department has undertaken on the factors responsible for the recent increase in coal consumption...

      Coal: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in other governments on the UK supplying coal for their domestic...

      Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to commission a feasibility study on an ultra-deep-water berth at a UK port.

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 27 April 2018 to Question 136686, for what reason the loan guarantees offered to EDF to fund...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the opt-in policy for smart meters on the number of smart meter...

      Free Movement of Labour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether it is the Government’s policy to transpose the revision of the Posting of Workers Directive (96/71/EC)...

      Renewable Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the policy framework will be for small and medium sized renewables after the scheduled closure of the Feed-In...

      Transport : Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to activate section 30 of the Climate Change Act 2008 to include emissions from (a) international...

      Transport: Carbon Budgets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the UK carbon budget that came from emissions from the transport sector...

      Independent Industrial Strategy Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 5 December 2017 to question HL3767 on Independent Industrial Strategy Council, what progress...

      Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many proposals for sector deals he has received; what progress has been made on assessing those proposals; and to...

      Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress has been made on agreeing local industrial strategies; and what resources he has allocated to (a) civil...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to page 35 of the Industrial Strategy, how many (a) Business Champions and (b) external advisers have...

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to answer of 12 December 2017 to Question 117393 on Research: Investment, when he plans to publish a roadmap...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Cameroon: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Cameroonian counterpart on respect for human rights of the Anglophone communities...

    • Marriage: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of marriages involving a party under the age of 16 years worldwide for each...

      Noura Hussein

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22 May 2018 to Question 143645, if he will (a) call for all charges against Noura Hussein to be...

      Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of UK citizens serving as UN peacekeepers.

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information he holds on when the UNHCR plans to report on the feasibility and desirability of relocating Rohingya refugees...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the oral evidence of the Permanent Secretary of HMRC of 23 May and 5 June 2018 to the Treasury Committee, whether...

      Cameroon: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Cameroon.

      Sudan: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussion he has had with his Sudanese Government on the use of the death penalty in that country.

      Yemen: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made on the effect of a military assault on Hodeida port in Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition...

      Gulf States: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy to stop arms sales to (a) Saudi Arabia and (b) United Arab Emirates in the event that the...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many meetings were held by members of her Majesty's Government between the start of formal discussions on the Northern Ireland Peace...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Patients: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to (a) publish the evaluation report on the national pilot on hospital trusts requesting two forms of identification from...

    • Epilepsy: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing overnight seizure monitoring devices for epilepsy patients.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has assessed the number of NHS employees (a) who work while being sick enough to stay at home and (b) the...

      Pharmacy: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to implement the recommendations of the independent review of community pharmacy clinical services commissioned by...

      Pharmacy: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken to roll-out a minor ailments scheme through community pharmacies as recommended by the independent review of...

      Pharmacy: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the merits of community pharmacist supplementary and independent prescribing clinics in...

      Pharmacy: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the merits of proposals to permit community pharmacists to identify and manage uncomplicated cases of...

      Stem Cells: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, to what financial support his Department has provided to projects that collaborate with international stem cell donor banks to diversify...

      Stem Cells: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to encourage BAME people to sign up to the stem cell donor register.

      Haematological Cancer: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to address the findings of the Anthony Nolan Trust on the comparatively low survival rates for people with blood...

      Donors: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to provide information on (a) blood, (b) stem cell and (c) organ donation to enable young people to...

      Chronic Illnesses: Presciptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he make an estimate the merits of making free prescriptions available to all people with lifelong diseases.

      Hospitals: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the (a) extent and (b) causes of regional variation in the proportion of deaths in hospital in England;...

      Genetics: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether there are plans in place to undertake a localised population-based genetic research study in England; and if he will make a statement.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether discussions have taken place between NHS England and the pharmaceutical industry on the ongoing review of the operation of the...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to invest in the mammography workforce to improve the rate and level of breast-screening provision.

      Haematological Cancer: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of people with blood cancer that will be referred into the Improving Access to Psychological...

      Haematological Cancer: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the General Practice Forward View, what estimate he has made of the number of people with blood cancer that will have...

      Cancer: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether access to psychological support under the Cancer Recovery Package will be provided through the Improving Access to Psychological...

      General Practitioners: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many GP trainees began training in (a) York and (b) Yorkshire and the Humber in the most recent year for which statistics are available.

      General Practitioners: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many GP trainers were registered in York in the most recent year for which information is available; and how many were so registered...

      NHS Trusts: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Departments policy is on clinical commissioning groups levying fines on NHS Trusts that fail to meet contractual targets.

      General Practitioners: Stoke on Trent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase the number of GPs in Stoke-on-Trent.

      Liver Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve (a) survival rates and (b) research into liver metastasis.

      NHS: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to address NHS workforce shortages in the West Midlands.

      Doctors: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on the number of overseas doctors coming to work in the NHS of placing new applicants to the...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many of the calls the breast cancer screening helpline has received were from someone whose screening invitation was not sent and...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has contacted any next of kin for women who had their lives shortened as a result of missing their breast cancer screening.

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the regional differences in breast cancer (a) rates and (b) outcomes.

      Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequacy of the transfer of alerts relating to patients with learning difficulties between...

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many flu-confirmed hospital admissions there were in each year since 2010-11.

      Endoscopy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of patients waited more than six weeks for an endoscopy test in each year since 2010-11.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the total cost to NHS hospitals was of using (a) agency staff and (b) bank staff in each year since 2010-11.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Obesity Review Group last met.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent estimate she had made of the amount of funding her Department has allocated to financing abortions; and if she will make a...

    • Rwanda: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of Rwanda’s progress on the goals outlined in the revised 2012 UK-Rwanda Memorandum of...

      Rwanda: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the implications for UK aid to Rwanda of that country's £30 million sponsorship of Arsenal...

      Developing Countries: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to help eradicate world hunger.

      Developing Countries: Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister of State of 18 April 2018, Official Report, column 307, what progress her Department...

      North Korea: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she has had discussions with the Government of North Korea on the provision of humanitarian assistance to that country; and...

      Yemen: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department has made an assessment of the humanitarian effect on the local population of a military assault on Hodeida port...

  • Department for Education

    • Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that the widening participation funding is deployed effectively.

    • Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of (a) the proportion of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and (b) the number of BAME students entering higher education...

      Stem Cells: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of including information on stem cell donation in the national curriculum.

      Students: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department provides guidance to further education institutions on the sale of land for student accommodation to private developers.

      Students: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) women and (b) men who have progressed into higher and further education who were married...

      Schools: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department provides to schools on the use and possession by pupils of smartphones and tablets (a) in schools and (b) during classes.

      Princess Alexandra Hospital Harlow

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

      Hugh Ind

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the (a) Secretary of State for the Home Department and (b) Minister for the Cabinet Office on the appointment of Mr...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her Department plans to include in the autism module that will be included in initial teacher training; and when delivery of that module will be...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 31 May 2018 to Question 145341, on schools: admissions, to which educational establishments the 28 requests and the 4 formal...

      Wakefield City Academies Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2019 to Question 135939, on Wakefield City Academies Trust, how many of the schools formerly within the Wakefield...

      Apprentices: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of apprenticeship starts involved people (a) already employed by their employer and (b) recruited by their employer in order to...

      Academies: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which trusts have been allocated funding through the multi-academy trust Development and Improvement fund, and how much funding each trust was given.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Reoffenders: Alternatives to Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 17 May 2018 to Questions 142392, 142807, 142808, 142809, 142810, 142811, 142812, 142813, 142814, 142815 and 142816, on Re...

    • Prisons: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many incidents of (a) violence and (b) disturbance there has been in each prison since the implementation of the smoking ban.

      Modern Slavery Act 2015: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of people prosecuted under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

      Prisons: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent progress his Department has made with its prisons building programme.

      Oakhill Secure Training Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2018 to Question 148957, what processes are in place to manage the contractual performance of (a) STC Milton Keynes Ltd...

      Oakhill Secure Training Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2018 to Question 148956, for what reasons his Department has decided not to publish the findings of its Monitoring team...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what is the average waiting time was for a social security tribunal hearing for each of the last five years.

      Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make it his policy to establish an MP hotline for the Tribunal Service for Members to raise constituency cases.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people who received a custodial sentence in the last five years for carrying a knife had been previously cautioned.

  • Treasury

    • Public Expenditure: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether any additional funding secured from the UK Government as a result of additional borrowing powers being triggered by the Scottish Fiscal Commission...

    • Cash Dispensing: Older People

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect of LINK’s proposed reduction in the ATM interchange fee on the ability of older people to...

      Students: Private Rented Housing

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to The Guardian article entitled Revealed: the developers cashing in on privatisation of student housing, published on 27 May 2018, what his...

      Students: Private Rented Housing

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the tax liabilities of (a) private companies and (b) overseas investors that collect rental income from student accommodation.

      Life Insurance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has held recent discussions with the insurance industry on consumer rights relating to life insurance products;...

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies on public service pensions of the judgment in relation to Mcloud v Lord Chancellor and...

      Customs Declaration Services Programme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of the funding allocated from the public purse to HMRC to implement the Customs Declaration Service relates to (a) general staff costs and...

      Customs Declaration Services Programme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many contractors are engaged by HMRC to work on the implementation of the Customs Declaration Service.

      Customs Declaration Services Programme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average weekly fee is paid by HMRC to contractors working on the implementation of the Customs Declaration Service.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what is the total amount of outstanding Tax Credit overpayments which remain unrecovered by HMRC, for the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Customs Unions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the oral evidence of the Permanent Secretary of HMRC of 23 May and 5 June 2018 to the Treasury Committee, whether he has seen briefing papers on...

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications of the findings of the report by Professor David Begg entitled Unintended Consequences of Freezing Fuel...

      Cryptocurrencies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) the UK financial technology sector and (b) the UK economy of the current regulatory approach to the UK...

      Cryptocurrencies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the policy of (a) Gibraltar, (b) Switzerland and (c) Malta on cryptocurrencies; and if he will make a statement.

      Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the financial loss to the public purse of the sale of RBS shares on 4 June 2018.

      Funerals

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to section 3.1 of his Department’s consultation entitled, Pre-paid funeral plans: call for evidence, published in June 2018, what the...

      Funerals

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many meetings his Department has had with the Financial Conduct Authority on the content in the consultation entitled Pre-paid funeral plans: call for...

      Arts: National Insurance Contributions

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the proposed abolition of Class 2 National Insurance Contributions on creators earning less than £6,205...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Domestic Violence: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what statutory duties local authorities have to ensure the protection of (a) male and (b) female victims of domestic abuse.

    • Social Rented Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has identified all the buildings in the social housing sector that have aluminium composite...

      Local Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities in England have completed a local plan.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many planning applications rejected by their relevant planning authority have subsequently been granted by the...

      Private Rented Housing: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to undertake a review of the selective licensing scheme framework.

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the stakeholders that his Department is consulting with on the design of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the value of the funding that would be allocated to Wales through UK Shared Prosperity...

      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 replicating the audit and compliance requirements of EU funding...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to reduce inequalities between communities across the four nations of the UK through the...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many homes have been built on greenfield sites in each calendar year since 1 January 2011.

      Energy Performance Certificates: Public Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for the (a) completion and (b) publication of the analysis of the feedback to his Department's...

      Planning Permission: Wildlife

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will revise his Draft National Planning guidance to afford local wildlife sites the presumption against...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to Answer of 29 May 2018 to Question 145539 on buildings: fire prevention, what plans he has to increase the...

      Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 29 May 2018 to Question 145539, if he will allow samples of potentially dangerous cladding...

      Building Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken in response to the Cutland Report on the Central Administration of Competent...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 10 May 2018 to Question 141014 on Official Cars, how many civil servants have been provided with a chauffeured car to carry...

    • Army Foundation College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of students at AFC Harrogate from each postcode district.

      Tornado Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 18th May 2018 to Question 142876 on Tornado Aircraft, if he will provided a copy of AL 1 of the relevant page, along with the...

      Tornado Aircraft: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place a copy of Part 2.9 (Schedule of Non Germane Information) of the Service Inquiry report into the Tornado collision over the Moray Firth...

      Armed Forces: Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the number of chefs in the armed forces of the UK leaving the EU.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the oral evidence of the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Defence to the Public Accounts Committee on 4 June 2018, Q41 and Q135, for...

      Warships: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to secure an affiliation between a Royal Navy vessel and the city of Sunderland following the decommissioning of HMS Ocean in...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Crummock: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the the Scottish Government on protecting workers pensions after Crummock went into receivership.

    • Occupational Pensions: Central Suffolk and North Ipswich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have a work-place pension as a result of auto-enrolment in Central Suffolk and North Ipswich constituency.

      Employment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to increase youth employment.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent information she holds on the number and proportion of people who drop out of the application process for universal credit after...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information her Department holds on the number of people failing or ceasing to claim universal credit as a result of the perceived...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of universal credit claimants who are in employment are paid (a) monthly, (b) four-weekly, (c) fortnightly and...

      Personal Independence Payment: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has to review the personal independence payments applications process for cancer patients in order to backdate...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what figures her Department collects on her Department's decision makers for the purposes of performance management; and whether those figures...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many face-to-face health assessment appointments have been cancelled by the supplier for (a) personal independence payments, (b)...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2018 to Question 147881 on Universal Credit, what information his Department holds on the number of claimants...

      State Retirement Pensions: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2018 to Question 148620 on State Retirement Pensions: Terminal Illnesses, if she will take steps to enable...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Flood Control: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of the £700 million allocated in Spring Budget 2016 to boost spending on flood defences and resilience...

    • Game: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he last discussed steps to maintain the welfare of gamebirds with the Animal and Plant Health Agency.

      Cereals: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Trade on the potential export market for...

      Furs: Import Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the potential to use Article 36 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU, which...

      Soil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to mitigate soil degradation caused by agricultural activities in the UK.

      Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has issued guidance to owners to encourage responsible dog ownership.

      Seas and Oceans: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the recommendation passed by the International Union for Conservation...

      Seas and Oceans: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to page 119 of his Department's 25 Year Environment Plan, published on 11 January 2018, what evidence he...

      Countryside Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what is the (a) minimum and (b) maximum time permitted to complete the application process for (i) entry level stewardship...

      Countryside Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the (a) cost to the public purse and (b) capacity to introduce a replacement scheme for the...

      Forests: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made in establishing the Northern Forest; and what funding has been allocated from the public purse...

      Drinking Water: Bottles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the (a) cost to the public purse and (b) capability of the Government to administer the...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of (a) the total agricultural payment budget that will be made available after 2022...

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on encouraging seasonal EU workers to continue travelling to the...

      Dogs: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many fines for illegal tail docking have been issued in each year since the introduction of the ban in 2007.

      Dogs: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps are being taken to enforce the law against people who advertise for sale online a dog with an illegally docked tail.

      Fisheries: Quotas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of the UK fishing quota has been auctioned to vessels owned by non-UK companies.

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 7 June 2018 to Question 149081, if he will meet representatives of animal rescue charities to...

      Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of (a) the Welsh Government and (b) other devolved administrations...

  • Home Office

    • Demonstrations: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will ban the Al Quds march planned for Sunday 10 June as a result of the potential threat to public order.

    • Security Guards: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 30 May 2018 to Question 146328 on Security Guards: Licensing, what recent assessment he has made of the...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much resource police allocated to investigating crimes in (a) Humberside and (b) England in each year from 2010 to 2017.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 31 May 2018 to Question 146837, what information his Department collects on resourcing for specific police...

      Animal Experiments: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) tests of pesticides and (b) other experiments were carried out on dogs in relation to legislation on plant protection products...

      Animal Experiments: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to reduce the number of dogs used in animal experiments by applying the principles of (a) replacement and (b) reduction and...

      Animal Experiments: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to review the use of dogs as a second species for the purpose of regulatory toxicity testing; and if he will make a statement.

      Animal Experiments: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many dogs were used in licensed animal experiments in the UK in each year between 2010 and 2016; and what assessment he has made of...

      Immigrants: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of women have received a response to their application for destitute domestic violence concession within three...

      Police: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of police officers in (a) the West Midlands and (b) Coventry in each year since 2010.

      UK Visas and Immigration: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of staff working for UK Visas and Immigration in each year since 2010.

      HM Passport Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of staff working for the Passport Office in each year since 2010.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is his policy to require applicants for (a) visas and (b) asylum to provide DNA tests to prove British-born children are theirs.

      Nottinghamshire Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) police officers and (b) police community support officers were employed by Nottinghamshire Police in each of the last three years.

      Nottinghamshire Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the quantum of difference is between the amount of central government funding Nottinghamshire Police received in 2010 and that which it...

      Crimes of Violence: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of violent crime are in Nottinghamshire in the last five years for which information is...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of his Department's administrative reviews of immigration cases have resulted in a decision being (a) upheld and (b) overturned or...

  • Scotland Office

    • Broadband: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on improving broadband (a) connections and (b) speeds in Scotland.

    • Industry: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2018 to Question 905625 on industry: Scotland, whether his discussions on the economic effect of the industrial...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department is assessing measures to increase the efficiency of public sector procurement; and if he will make a statement.

    • Polling Stations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many polling stations were operational in elections for each relevant year since 2010.

      Cabinet Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to answer Question 136059 asked by the hon. Member for Ashton-under-Lyne on 16 April 2018, on Cabinet Office: Apprentices.

      Prison Officers: Retirement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department plans to review the pension age for prison officers.

      Liver Cancer: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the survival rate is for liver metastasis.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Israel: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether restrictions on end-use are applied to UK exports of military equipment to Israel; and if he will make a statement.

    • Department for International Trade: Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, 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...

      Trade Agreements: Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, for what reason he withdrew from speaking at the Partnering for Prosperity: A New Trade Deal with Africa conference on the 1 May 2018.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what representations he has received from (a) members of the public and (b) civil society organisations on concerns over mechanisms for...

      UK Trade With EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what proportion of the UK's trade in goods in 2017 for (a) exports (b) imports was with countries that the UK has a preferential trading...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Arts and Culture: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding from the public purse has been allocated for arts and culture in Doncaster (a) in total, (b) per head of the...

    • Nutrition: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of children viewing advertisements featuring products high in fat, salt or...

      Local Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, by what mechanism Local Democracy Reporter Service journalists are held accountable to BBC standards of impartiality.

      Local Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether stories written by Local Democracy Reporter Service reporters are available to access free of charge for BBC licence...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance his Department has published for organisations in the private sector to reduce their vulnerability to cyber-attacks.

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department spent on youth social action in the 2017-2018 financial year.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliamentary Estate: Charitable Donations

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what estimate has been made of the amount of money raised for charity from the change...

    • House of Commons: Pay

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what pay rise has been awarded to staff in the Catering Services of the House of Commons...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Women and Equalities

    • Access to Elected Office for Disabled People Fund

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Answer of 22 December 2017 to Question 120358, on Access to Elected Office for Disabled People Fund, what the timetable is for...

    • Females: Voting Rights

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how much of the funding under the Women’s Suffrage Centenary Grant Scheme has been allocated; and what amount has been allocated to each...

  • Home Office

    • Immigrants: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the compensation scheme for the Windrush generation and others erroneously deemed to be illegally in the UK has been set up; when they expect it to be...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Empty Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to publish regularly the numbers of unoccupied homes in each English local authority area.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Armed Conflict: Interpreters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to table a resolution at the UN Security Council during the UK's presidency in August on the subject of the protection of interpreters and...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Clyde Naval Base

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the introduction, operation and effectiveness of the Future Accommodation Model for the accommodation of Royal Navy personnel and...

    • Aircraft Carriers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any further consideration has been given to ensure Royal Navy and Royal Air Force air crews and maintenance crews embarked on the new aircraft carriers...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Voyager tanker aircraft are required to support the deployment of four F-35B fighter aircraft from the United States to the UK.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Leukaemia: Ibrutinib

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate NHS England has made of the number of people with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukaemia who will not receive ibrutinib as a result of...

    • Care Homes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many residential care homes there were in England in (1) 1997, (2) 2007, and (3) 2017.

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