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Written answers

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has made of the potential merits of the use of flash glucose monitoring and real time...

    • Driving: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of diabetes-related (a) road collisions and (b) road deaths there were in (i) the UK and (ii) each...

      Southern: Timetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made on whether Office of Rail Regulation guidance on work patterns is being followed in relation to driver work patterns under...

      Cycling: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of cycling uptake among ethnic minority groups; and what steps he is taking to encourage an...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will take steps to ensure that healthcare professionals and opticians are required to notify the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency...

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of granting additional powers to local authorities to carry out taxi and private...

      Aviation: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to support the provision of pilot training in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average length of time is for a person to have their driving licence returned after it was revoked as a result of ill health.

      Govia Thameslink Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his oral contribution of 4 June 2018, Official Report, Column 51, on what date the Thameslink industry readiness board was established;...

      Govia Thameslink Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his oral contribution of 4 June 2018, Official Report, column 56, if he will make it his policy to establish a public service...

      Govia Thameslink Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his oral contribution of 4 June 2018, Official Report, column 51, on what date GTR personally assured him that it was ready to implement...

      Cycling and Walking: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to assist local authorities with funding infrastructure improvements as part of Local Cycling and Walking...

      A282: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many vehicle accidents on the A282 were registered by Highways England between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016.

      Channel Tunnel Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the number of passengers using High Speed 1 trains at peak times between Ebbsfleet International...

      Network Rail: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many businesses occupying Network Rail properties due to be sold have received rent rises in excess of (a) 100 per cent, (b) 200 per cent, (c) 300...

      Network Rail: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has received representations from businesses occupying Network Rail properties on the effect of rent rises on those properties on their...

      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 the scheduled work programme on the Brighton Mainline in October...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what date construction work is planned to commence on the West Midlands to Crewe portion of HS2.

      Road Traffic: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many young drivers have been involved in road traffic accidents in each of the last two years.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Internet: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what guidance his Department issues to (a) retailers and (b) consumers to raise awareness of the threat of online scams.

    • European Research Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timeframe is for the UK to stop receiving funding from the European Research Council.

      Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2018 to Question 126973, if he will urgently respond to the steel sector deal proposal.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the oral evidence of the Permanent Secretary of HMRC of 23 May and 5 June 2018 to the Treasury Committee,...

      Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support the UK steel sector following an increase in steel imports from non-EU...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Rwanda: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Rwanda in 2020, what steps he has taken to encourage the...

    • Rwanda: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Rwandan Government on ensuring the safety of Rwandan exiles (a) in the UK and (b) abroad.

      South Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the role of his Department is in reconvening negotiations between the warring parties in South Sudan.

      British Nationals Abroad: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British holiday makers have used the services of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as a result of not purchasing...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether he is taking steps with other Departments to make preparations in the event of the UK not agreeing a deal with the EU.

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how much money his Department has spent on preparations in the event of the UK not agreeing a deal with the EU.

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how much money his Department plans to spend on preparations in the event of the UK not agreeing a deal with the EU until the end of...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many members of staff are employed in his Department to work on preparations in the event of the UK not agreeing a deal with the...

      Business: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the implications are for his negotiations with the EU of the comments of 5 June 2018 by the chief executive of HMRC to the...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the potential effect of the...

      Ports: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what plans ministers in his Department have to visit ports in Wales.

      Euratom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the timetable is for the Joint Committee referred to in Article 157 of the Draft Agreement on the withdrawal of the United...

      Euratom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to article 157 of the Draft Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland...

      Euratom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what process he plans to establish to help the Joint Committee referred to in Article 157 of the Draft Agreement on the withdrawal of...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS Trusts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS hospital trusts have (a) reported financial deficits in their budget at the end of the 2017-18 financial year and (b)...

    • Genetics: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment (a) his Department and (b) Public Health England have made of the role of (i) genetic testing and (ii) population level...

      Genetics: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of rolling out population-wide genetic testing for mutations in the...

      Medical Treatments: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the products for the accelerated access pathway have now been selected; and when an announcement on such products is planned.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made to date on the Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Impact Trial.

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made a recent assessment of the level of migrant access to HIV services; and if he will make a statement.

      Public Health England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent progress has been made on the Public Health England Action Plan.

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on inclusion of information about HIV in the Department for...

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government plans to adopt a target to help eliminate HIV by 2030.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will take steps to prepare a successor Diabetes National Service Framework.

      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, what the timetable is for implementing a system of primary...

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2018 to Question 144262, for what reason his Department decided to collect information on ambulance...

      Antibiotics: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the UK takes a global leadership role in tackling antimicrobial resistance.

      Ibrutinib

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care how many people have received Ibrutinib on the NHS for the treatment of relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukaemia since January...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost to the public purse has been of providing free prescriptions to people (a) with specific medical reasons and (b) over the...

      Medical Equipment: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for the UK's complete implementation of the EU Medical Devices Regulation which takes full effect in 2020.

      Care Homes: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to increase the pay of care assistants to improve staff retention.

      General Practitioners: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the oral evidence given by the Prime Minister to the Liaison Committee on 27 March 2018, what share of funds he plans to...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle GP workload.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made with Public Health England Tobacco Implementation Board on implementing the recommendations of the...

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much and what proportion of funding for the NHS was allocated to NHS continuing healthcare in the (a) 2016-17 and (b) 2017-18...

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much and what proportion of funding for the NHS his Department plans to allocate to NHS continuing healthcare in the (a) 2018-19 and...

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to take steps to reduce the growth in spending on NHS continuing healthcare without reducing the standards...

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to take steps to reduce the growth in spending on NHS continuing healthcare without reducing the number of...

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to reduce the growth in spending on NHS continuing healthcare without increasing the number of continuing healthcare...

      NHS Trusts: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the refinancing of PFI contracts for NHS Trusts.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of accident and emergency departments consistently met the national target of being admitted,...

      Princess Alexandra Hospital Harlow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients received emergency care at the Princess Alexandra accident and emergency department in Harlow within four hours of...

      Princess Alexandra Hospital Harlow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many doctors were employed at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow in each year from 2010 to 2017.

      Princess Alexandra Hospital Harlow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the vacancy rate for nurses was at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow in each year from 2010 to 2017.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 17 May 2018 to Question 145294 on Dental Services, in what format the information is held.

      Princess Alexandra Hospital Harlow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients were admitted to the Princess Alexandra hospital in Harlow for appointments for treatment in (a) 2012, (b) 2013 (c)...

      Princess Alexandra Hospital Harlow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average occupancy rate was for beds at the Princess Alexandra hospital in Harlow in (a) 2012, (b) 2013 (c) 2014, (d) 2015, (e)...

      Princess Alexandra Hospital Harlow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the infrastructure at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow.

      Food: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the safety of imported food after the UK leaves the EU.

      Princess Alexandra Hospital Harlow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much government funding was provided to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow in financial years (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c)...

      Hospitals: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish his Department's capital funding for projects in NHS hospitals in England; and if he will make a statement.

      Asthma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients in (a) the UK, (b) West Yorkshire and (c) Colne Valley suffer from asthma.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of reviewing prescription charges for people with long-term conditions.

      Electronic Cigarettes: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the prescription of e-cigarettes by GPs as part of smoking cessation programmes.

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, who is responsible for making a decision on whether a patient qualifies for an exemption under the NHS (Charges to Overseas Visitors)...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish an evaluation of the 2017 Stoptober campaign before the start of the 2018 Stoptober campaign.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the implementation plan for the Government's tobacco control plan entitled Towards a smoke-free generation,...

      NHS: Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the effect that regular and long-term use of antiseptic hand gel for infection control has on...

      NHS: Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with NHS executives on provision for staff whose medically required allergy bracelets violate...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the budget is of the prevention concordat for better mental health programme; and how much has been spent to date on that programme.

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the (a) costs recovered from foreign nationals who have received NHS treatment and (b) cost to the public...

  • Department for Education

    • Pupils: Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department has given schools on carrying out obesity checks on pupils.

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 18 May 2018 to Question 145610 on Academies, if he will publish the names and local authority area of the 21 schools that...

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of teachers employed in state (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each of the last eight years.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2018 to Question 144910, on Apprentices: Taxation, what estimate he has made of the amount of funds that will be...

      Supply Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many substitute teachers are registered for teaching in England and Wales.

      Open University: Student Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes to higher education funding on student numbers at the Open University in each year since 2011.

      Languages: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to encourage more students to study modern foreign languages at GCSE and A Level.

      Higher Education: Dartford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of young people from Dartford who went to university in each of the last five years.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Witnesses: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the average waiting time for child witnesses for each Crown Court in each of the last three years.

    • Prisoners on Remand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of being remanded in prison on people that are subsequently found not guilty in court and...

      Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of Crown Court trials prosecuted in the name of the Crown were subject to a successful application to dismiss in each year...

      Courts: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what safeguards his Department has in place to ensure that contracted interpreters for courts and tribunals are appropriately qualified and competent in...

      Young Offenders: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what comparative assessment he has made of the number of young offenders of (a) BAME and (b) other ethnic groups who have been detained in youth custody...

      Probation: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to reform the pay of probation staff.

      Prisons: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many outstanding (a) preventative and (b) reactive maintenance actions on the prisons estates (i) at each location and (ii) under each facilities...

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice of 5 June 2018, Official Report, column 166, whether his...

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice of 5 June 2018, Official Report, column 166, whether the...

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice of 5 June 2018, Official Report, column 166, what his...

      Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many offenders in the last 12 months received a tagged curfew as part of their sentence; and what proportion of those offenders successfully...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion people sentenced to 12 months or less in prison reoffended within 12 months of release in each of the last five years.

      Oakhill Secure Training Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how his Department monitors whether safeguarding concerns that have arisen at Oakhill Secure Training Centre have been referred appropriately to...

      Prisons: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what additional monitoring is conducted by his Department on prisons that have been placed in special measures; and what additional funding is allocated...

      Hunting Act 2004: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prosecutions have been brought under the Hunting Act 2004 for fox hunting in each year since that Act entered force.

      Insurance: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many UK citizens have been prosecuted for making false claims on holiday insurance in the last 12 months.

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in how many immigration appeal cases the applicant had to represent themselves as a litigant in person in 2017.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, that pursuant to the Answer of 5 June 2018 to Question 147795 on buildings: fire prevention, when he plans to publish...

    • New Towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what factors he plan to take into account when receiving requests from local authorities and oversight authorities...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 17 May 2018 to Question 142818 on official cars, what the cost to the public purse of providing allocated cars to civil...

    • Ministry of Defence: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, 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...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the hardship experienced by universal credit claimants who have their early wage payment towards the end of one month...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of universal credit have accepted an advance payment of that benefit.

      Support for Mortgage Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken to provide additional support to Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) claimants who lack capacity to apply...

      Support for Mortgage Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support is provided to financial deputies for Support Mortgage Interest SMI claimants who lack the capacity to apply for SMI as a loan.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Brexit

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

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made on implementing the 36 tasks in the Litter Strategy for England, published in April 2017.

    • Waste: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to review the packaging recovery note system to reduce the export of (a) plastic and (b) other...

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of air pollution on the southern approach to the Dartford Crossing.

      River Thames: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of levels of water pollution in the River Thames.

      Air Pollution: Dartford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of air pollution in Dartford.

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department's resources and waste strategy due to be published later this year is planned to include policies to...

      Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of foxes that have been killed as part of the hunt season in the UK in the last five...

      Fracking: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he and his officials have had with the Environment Agency on the adequacy of how frequently it monitors...

      Slaughterhouses: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to prevent the closure of small and medium-sized abattoirs in England.

      Wildlife: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to include online trading companies as participants in the Illegal Wildlife trade conference planned for...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many additional herds registered on the computer system of the Animal and Plant Health Agency, SAM, which were...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

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

      Countryside Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his policy is on the future of the light-touch element of the Countryside Stewardship scheme.

  • Home Office

    • Football: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many UK police officers will be in Russia for the 2018 World Cup to provide advice, assistance and protection to UK citizens.

    • Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to identify companies that are required to make declarations in relation to their supply chains under...

      Drugs: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of the recommendations contained in the report, Desperate for a Fix: Using shop theft...

      Visas: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the visa status is of (a) Oleg Deripaska, (b) Roman Abramovich, (c) Alisher Usmanov and (d) Viktor Vekselberg; and if he will make a...

      Migrant Workers: Restaurants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has undertaken an impact assessment on or analysis of the effect of the Tier 2 Visa minimum salary threshold on the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to respond to the letter of 18 May 2018 from the hon. Member for Lewisham Deptford in respect of a Windrush case enquiry on...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to respond to the letter of 9 May 2018 from the hon. Member for Lewisham Deptford on concerns as to how Windrush cases are...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason rectifying a tax return error constitutes sufficient grounds for his Department to refuse indefinite leave to remain under...

      Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of resources available to police forces to tackle violent crime.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been refused entry into the UK in each of the last three years; and if he will group that data by grounds for refusal.

      Migrant Workers: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 5 July 2017 to Question 2290, what steps he has taken to support the employment of non-EEA crew on construction...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has made an assessment of the effectiveness of his contingency arrangements for tackling the situation in which former Tier 1...

      Migration Advisory Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he next plans to commission the Migration Advisory Committee to perform a full review of the shortage occupation list.

      Fire and Rescue Services and Police: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will consult with people in the West Midlands before making any decision to bring police and fire services under the control of the...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1 May 2018 to Question 138367, whether the information requested relating to the proportion of released detainees...

      Drugs: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been (a) charged, (b) prosecuted and (c) convicted for a suspected (i) drug trafficking or (ii) drug supply offence in...

      Offensive Weapons: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents there were involving an offensive weapon (a) on trains and (b) at rail stations in each region in each of the last three...

      Hamas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans his Department has to list Hamas as a proscribed terrorist organisation; and if he will make a statement.

      Home Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, 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...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Councillors: EU Nationals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether EU citizens living in the UK will be able to stand for election as councillors after (a) March 2019 and (b) December 2020.

    • Councillors: EU Nationals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on whether non-UK EU citizens who are serving as councillors will be able to continue to...

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether it is the Government's policy that EU Citizens currently living in the UK will have the right to (a) stand in and (b) vote in local elections...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the contaminated blood inquiry has submitted its recommendations to his Department; and if he will make a statement.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people died as a result of knife crime in 2017.

  • Treasury

    • Revenue and Customs: Dundee

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Financial Secretary to the Treasury of 7 March 2018, Official Report, column 428, what proportion of HMRC staff...

    • Self-employed: Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations his Department has received from people and organisations affected by off-payroll working rules and changes to IR35 regulations on...

      Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason a 10 pence discount on the market closing price was offered to institutional investors purchasing RBS shares from UK Government Investments...

      Rosneft

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Government has made of the listing of shares in the Russian state-owned energy company Rosneft on the London Stock Exchange in light of...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the number of individuals who have an outstanding Tax Credit overpayment debt.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have debt from tax credit over-payments which is not being recovered by HMRC.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when his Department plans to issue its response to the Treasury Committee's report on Childcare, HC757, published on 25 March 2018.

      Public Sector Debt: Interest Rates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the assumptions are of his Department, the Office for Budget Responsibility and the Bank of England on the interest rates to be paid on the stock of...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Theatre: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding his Department has allocated from the public purse to youth theatre projects in each of the last three years.

    • Football: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent representations his Department has (a) made to and (b) received from professional football clubs in (i) England,...

      Cultural Heritage: Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support is available to heritage aviation organisations to develop and promote STEM skills.

      Gambling: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of establishing a 9pm watershed for all gambling advertising.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Financial Reporting Council: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the website of the Financial Reporting Council is managed and maintained in accordance with the National Archives’ guidance for digital and records...

    • Financial Reporting Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Henley on 3 May and 22 May (HL7149 and HL7589), what were the legal costs paid by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) to...

      Financial Reporting Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 22 May (HL7589), what roles within the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) or its predecessor bodies has Kathryn...

      Financial Reporting Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 22 May (HL7589), why the selection of firms for enforcement cases was not the subject of a public tender.

      Financial Reporting Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 1 June (HL7968), what was the composition of the steering group of the Financial Reporting Lab at the time...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Darfur: Internally Displaced Persons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of a recent attack by a pro-government militia on an internally displaced persons camp in Central Darfur, Sudan.

    • Transplant Surgery: China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider making it illegal for British citizens to travel to China to receive organ transplants until it is proven beyond doubt that the alleged...

      Philippines: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what replies they received when the Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific raised the issue of extra-judicial killings with the relevant Minister in the...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to protect people experiencing mental health problems from accessing treatment from unqualified counsellors and...

    • Folic Acid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen on 1 March (HL deb, col 789), what was the outcome of the review by the Committee on Toxicity of maximum...

      General Practitioners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many doctors there were in general practice in each year between 2007 and 2017.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Decorations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 4 June (HL8094), whether long service and good conduct medals were (1) produced and issued to honorary 5 star...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many benefit assessment centres are fully accessible for disabled people.

    • Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to adopt an all-of-government approach to preventing the root causes of poverty.

      Universal Credit: Domestic Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide standalone training modules for Jobcentre Plus staff to enable them to deal with applications for Universal Credit from...

      Universal Credit: Domestic Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Universal Credit applicants in full service areas have been allowed conditionality easements to date as a result of reported domestic abuse.

      Universal Credit: Domestic Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Universal Credit applicants in full service areas have been allowed split payments of benefit to date as a result of reported domestic abuse.

      Universal Credit: Domestic Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Jobcentre Plus offices in Universal Credit full service areas have dedicated facilities for use as private interview suites when interviewing applicants...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food: Quality Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps are being taken to enhance the role of food certification and assurance schemes after Brexit.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many new regulatory bodies will need to be established in preparation for Brexit.

    • Customs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in regards to a future customs agreement with the EU.

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the white paper on the UK’s future trade relationship with the EU will be published.

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