Written answers

Thursday, 14 June 2018

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Local Authority (Public Health, Health and Wellbeing Boards and Health Scrutiny) Regulations 2013, what discussions...

    • Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to support capital investment projects at the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust.

      Psychiatry: Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to improve the recruitment and retention of psychiatry doctors in training at (a) CT1 and (b) ST4 level (i) nationally...

      Psychiatry: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to improve the recruitment and retention of consultant psychiatrists in the east of England.

      Addictions: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to encourage local authorities to provide additional investment into addiction services; and if he will make a statement.

      Cystic Fibrosis: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has discussed with NHS England the frequency of its meetings with Vertex Pharmaceuticals in respect of providing access to...

      Dental Services: Mercury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will bring forward legislative proposals to extend regulations on mercury dental fillings so that their use is...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure there is adequate funding for the NHS.

      NHS Blood and Transplant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the capability of the National Health Service Blood and Transplant to maintain six days supply of...

      Blood: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the supply of blood in the groups most prevalent in people from BAME backgrounds.

      Public Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the total value was of the public health grant allocated by his Department to local authorities in England in each year since 2010.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which part of the NHS is responsible for HIV commissioning for the provision of drugs.

      Prostate Cancer: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the press release entitled PM to announce new research and funding in drive to fight prostate cancer, published by the...

      Doctors: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the recruitment of doctors from overseas.

      Colorectal Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to eliminate regional variations in the provision of Lynch Syndrome testing for people with bowel cancer.

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the £130 million allocated to modernise radiotherapy has been spent on new linac machines for newly commissioned...

      Life Expectancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 14 April 2018 to Question 134850, what steps his Department is taking to improve healthy life expectancy and...

      Dental Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of the 27 April 2018 to Question 137414, what information his Department holds on preventative dental health...

      Cancer: Medical Treatments and Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the Government has spent on cancer (a) research and (b) treatment in each of the last five years.

      Chronic Illnesses: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the financial effect of prescription charges on people with long-term health conditions.

      Childline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has he made of the role of NSPCC's Childline in the provision of early mental health support; and what steps is his...

      Hopsitals: Soft Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the consumption was of sugary drinks in NHS hospitals by volume in 2017.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of management consultant fees in his Department in each of the last eight years.

      Speech and Language Disorders: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with (a) NHS England, (b) NHS Improvement, (c) Health Education England and (d) the Care Quality Commission...

      Health Services and Social Services: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress is being made on the joining up of the Health and Care systems in West Sussex.

      Carers: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the trends the the level of (a)health and (b) wellbeing of unpaid carers; and what plans his...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ensure that the new childhood obesity plan includes steps to increase the promotion and marketing of fruit and vegetables.

  • Prime Minister

    • Prime Minister: Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister, when she plans to respond to the letter from the National President of the Federation of Independent Retailers, Linde Sood, dated 19 March 2018 on monopolistic...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken in response to the recommendations of the 2017 report of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of...

    • Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to raise awareness and increase take-up of the Access to Work scheme.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to issue revised guidance on work capability assessments.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time taken was to process benefit applications subject to delay due to backlog in the last period for which figures are...

      Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether additional resources will be allocated to the Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman as a result of the increase level of...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to Table 8, page 21 of Equality Analysis PIP assessment criteria: Upper Tribunal judgments on daily living activity 3 and...

      Schools: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many asbestos disturbances in schools have been reported to the Health and Safety Executive in each of the last five years; and how many...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish the number of (a) claims for employment support allowance, (b) mandatory re-considerations, (c) mandatory...

      Social Security Benefits: Agency Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the cost of in-work benefits paid to agency workers employed on Pay Between Assignment contracts, and if she...

      House of Fraser: Birkenhead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will allocate additional resources to Birkenhead Jobcentre Plus to support House of Fraser employees whose jobs will be lost as a...

  • Home Office

    • Visas: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many visa applicants seeking to join a family member in the UK had a DNA test to evidence their relationship to that family member in...

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate his Department has made of the number of EU citizens who will be granted settled status to in the first year of that...

      Shoplifting: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the change in the number of shoplifting offences in Lancashire over the last two years.

      Shoplifting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an assessment of the merits of the recommendations of the June 2018 report of the Centre for Social Justice, Desperate for a...

      Shoplifting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the national retail crime steering group plans to consider new ways to tackle the root cause of shop theft in its upcoming work plan.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for his Department to respond to its consultation on the draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill; and what the...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for his Department to respond to its consultation on the draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill; and what the...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for his Department to respond to its consultation on the draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill; and what the...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for his Department to respond to it's consultation on the draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill; and what the...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for his Department to respond to it's consultation on the draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill; and what the...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for his Department to respond to it's consultation on the draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill; and what the...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for his Department to respond to it's consultation on the draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill; and what the...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for his Department to respond to it's consultation on the draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill; and what the...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for his Department to respond to it's consultation on the draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill; and what the...

      Migrant Workers: Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number migrants working in the UK on Tier 2 skilled worker visas who have had their indefinite leave to...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has set performance targets for immigration caseworkers on decisions.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for his Department to respond to it's consultation on the draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill; and what the...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for his Department to respond to it's consultation on the draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill; and what the...

      Overseas Students and Migrant Workers: Universities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance his Department issues to universities in respect of their monitoring the whereabouts of international employees and students...

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason the earnings threshold for the Spouse Visa does not take into account differences in livings costs for different areas in the UK.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to (a) respond to the consultation on and (b) publish the Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill announced in the Queens Speech on...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for his Department to respond to it's consultation on the draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill; and what the...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for his Department to respond to it's consultation on the draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill; and what the...

      Asylum: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2018 to Question 150775 on Asylum: LGBT People, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for his Department to respond to it's consultation on the draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill; and what the...

      Asylum: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2018 to Question 150775 on Asylum: LGBT People, which (a) stakeholders (b) organisations and (c)...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for his Department to respond to it's consultation on the draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill; and what the...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for his Department to respond to it's consultation on the draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill; and what the...

      Migrant Workers: Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for Tier 2 visas for doctors to work in Wales were (a) accepted, (b) rejected and (c) pending in each of the last...

      Migrant Workers: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for visas under Tier 2 were made in each month in each of the last five years.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for his Department to respond to it's consultation on the draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill; and what the...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Minister for the Home Office, what guidance the Government is providing to EU nationals on registering for settled status before the UK leaves the EU.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Official Visits: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the title of the document that governs the protocol which should be observed by Irish officials visiting Northern Ireland is; and if she...

  • Treasury

    • Customs Declaration Services Programme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much funding has been allocated from the public purse to HMRC to implement the Customs Declaration Service.

    • Publications: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the effect on the public purse of equalising at zero the VAT rate for e-publications and print publications; and if he...

      London Stock Exchange: Foreign Companies

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has asked the Financial Conduct Authority to review its processes to ensure that companies seeking listings on the London Stock Exchange which...

      Merchant Shipping: Tonnage Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Government's statistical release, Seafarers in the UK Shipping Industry: 2017, published on 30 May 2018, how many merchant ships owned...

      En+ Group

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2018 to Question 132483 on En+ Group and with reference to recent information released by the US Treasury, what checks he...

      Roadchef: Employee Benefit Trusts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if we will meet with the Chief Executive of HMRC to discuss the outcome of the recent meeting with Roadchef Employee Benefits Trust on 14 May 2018; and if...

      Court of Directors

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the membership of the committee that recommended the appointment of Bradley Fried to the position of Chair of the Court of the Bank of...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will respond to Early Day Motion 1239, on the 2019 Loan Charge.

      Cash Dispensing: Older People

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect on older peoples free access to cash of LINK’s proposed cuts to the ATM interchange fee.

      Living Wage

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of employers who were found to have been paying below the national living wage but not prosecuted in (a) 2016 and...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Charities: Bullying and Harassment

      To ask the Minister for the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what safeguards are in place to protect volunteers employed in the charity sector from workplace bullying and...

    • Office for Civil Society: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many permanent members of staff have been assigned to the Office for Civil Society in each year since it was established.

      Third Sector: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much and what proportion of the Local Sustainability Fund has been spent.

      Charities: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to his Department's press release, Government unlocking £330 million from dormant accounts to build a...

      Charities: Fund Raising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many places have been provided on the small charities fundraising training programme in 2018.

      Charities: Fund Raising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much was raised by the Fundraising Regulator's levy on charity fundraising in each year for which figures are available.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the effect on the Government's industrial strategy for the...

    • Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to encourage an increased level of employment of domestic workers on offshore wind...

      Electricity and Natural Gas: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many and which (a) electricity and (b) gas supply companies are registered with Ofgem.

      Advertising: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if his Department will seek a commitment by major retailers, service providers and organisations to use more people...

      Independent Industrial Strategy Council: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how the (a) chair and (b) members of the Industrial Strategy Council are to be appointed.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of proposals for an energy price cap in the Tariff Cap Bill on the roll-out...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to set an allowance for energy suppliers under the proposed energy price cap to reflect the cost of...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how his Department calculated the £1.50 per customer allowance for the cost of the smart meter roll-out to energy...

      Life Sciences: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Government's Industrial Strategy: Building a Britain Fit for the Future, published on 27 November...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the quantum of national electricity demand arising from the predicted increase in the...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 25 April 2018 to Question 136631, how many SMETS2 gas meters have been successfully installed...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 1 May 2018 to Question 137413, on energy: meters, for what reasons the data are not directly...

      Innovation and Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to page 89 of the Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish an International Research and Innovation...

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to Answer of 11 December 2017 to Question 117396 on Research: Finance, what the timetable is for the new...

      Artificial Intelligence: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to page 39 of the Industrial Strategy, what progress his Department has made on supporting additional...

      Boilers: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport's press release, New measures to beat plague of...

      Tidal Lagoons Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress his Department has made in publishing its response to the Hendry Review on giving certainty to proposals...

      Agency Workers: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the time-frame is for the Government to respond to its consultation entitled Good work: The Taylor Review of...

      Space Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement by the hon. Member for East Surrey of 11 June 2018 on the...

      Parental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 29 July 2018 to Question 137053 on Parental Leave, whether the Government has now...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of providing additional funding to local authorities who have...

    • Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many responses have been submitted to his Department's consultation on unauthorised Traveller encampments to date.

      Grenfell Tower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, which organisation has responsibility for managing the (a) oversight and (b) demolition of Grenfell Tower and the...

      Non-domestic Rates: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on the recipients of business rates relief.

      Grenfell Recovery Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what meetings he or officials in his Department have had with the Grenfell Recovery Taskforce since 1 May 2018.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • MOD St Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions officials in his Department have had with the (a) Defence Infrastructure organisation and (b) Defence College of Technical Training on...

    • MOD St Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions his Department has had with the Secretary of State for Wales on re-signing the lease for MoD St. Athan.

      MOD St Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with with the (a) Defence Intelligence Organisation and (b) Defence Technical College on re-signing the lease by the Welsh...

      Veterans: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on improving ex-service personnel's access to support, benefits and...

      Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 4 May 2018 to Question 138368 on military intervention, how many cases where lethal force has been used by UK forces outside...

      Warships: Crew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many qualified and experienced personnel positions are (a) required and (b) vacant in (i) Type 23 and (ii) Type 45 ship crews.

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer on 1 June 2018 to Question 134413, on Army Recruitment, if he will update the spreadsheet detailing paid advertisements on...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will launch an inquiry into the circumstances that led to the death of a serving member of the UK armed forces in Syria on 29 March 2018; and if...

      Awacs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the UK’s sustainment strategy is for the UK AWACS capability beyond 2035.

      NATO: Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure the UK’s aerospace and defence industry is informed of NATO's planned alliance future surveillance and control...

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June 2018 to Question 150731 on Army: Recruitment, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) regular and (b) reserve...

      Challenger Tanks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Challenger 2 tanks have been purchased by his Department; how many of those tanks have been subsequently disposed; and by what method those...

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Eurofighter Typhoons his Department plans to purchase; and how many of those fighters are Tranche (a) 1, (b) 2 and (c) 3 variants.

      Type 23 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total projected cost is of the Type 23 frigate capability upgrade programme; how many of that class are planned to receive an upgrade; and what...

  • Department for International Trade

    • World Trade Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress has been made on the submission of agreed trade schedules with the World Trade Organisation.

    • Iron and Steel: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the effect on the UK steel industry of the trend in the amount of steel imported to the UK from non-EU...

      Iron and Steel: Dumping

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to implement measures to prevent steel dumping.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Government Equalities Office: Finance

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the (a) administrative and (b) programme budget was for the Government Equalities Office in each year since 2010.

  • Department for Transport

    • Gatwick Express Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the meeting with the hon. Member for Brighton, Pavilion on Monday 4 June 2018 and his commitment to consider the concerns of...

    • Dartford-Thurrock Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the number of vehicles using the Dartford Crossing; and to what extent that crossing is (a) meeting...

      Air Space

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he makes assessments of airspace governance and management in other countries when formulating UK policy.

      Motor Vehicles: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of whether (a) premium diesel and (b) premium petrol (i) prolong engine life and (ii) increase fuel efficiency...

      Locomotives: Steam Engines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many steam locomotives are operating services in the UK on (a) mainline and (b) heritage railway lines; and if he will make a statement.

      Aviation: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the timetable is for the appointment of a Head Commissioner for the Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise; and if he will make a statement.

      Luton Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on the proposed Luton Airport airspace changes Luton 26 BPK RNP1 SID; and if he will make a statement.

      Air Routes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what current routes by (a) route origin and destination, (b) airline carrier and (c) notified date of route closure have been flagged by airlines in...

      Leeds Bradford Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had discussions with British Airways on its plans to reduce Leeds Bradford Airport routes to London Heathrow; and if he will make a...

      Leeds Bradford Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of using a Public Service Obligation to safeguard the Leeds Bradford Airport routes that...

      Regional Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what legal agreements are in place between his Department and Heathrow Airport Limited to guarantee existing routes between London Heathrow and...

      Regional Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which of the then new regional air routes by airlines to be supported through the Regional Air Connectivity Fund, announced by his Department on 2...

      Airports: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of airside security passes issued for UK airports in each financial year from 2009-10 to 2017-18.

      High Speed Two: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff worked for HS2 Ltd in each of the last eight years.

      Northern: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many trains scheduled to stop at (a) Garswood station, (b) Newton-le-Willows station and (c) Earlestown station have been cancelled as part of...

      Northern: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many trains scheduled to stop at Rainford station have been cancelled as part of Northern’s recently imposed emergency timetable; which of...

      Heathrow Airport: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the total financial liability to the Government of the construction of a third runway at Heathrow.

      Regional Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the appropriate level of subsidy required to support connections to regional airports from an expanded Heathrow...

      Heathrow Airport: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with HM Treasury on the size of the financial contribution required by Government to support rail access schemes into an...

      Regional Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many slots will be guaranteed for connections to regional airports in the UK as a result of the expansion of Heathrow airport.

      Railways: Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effects of the May 2018 timetable changes on rail services (a) on the Brighton line, (b) at Haywards Heath Station...

      Aviation: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for his decision on whether to accept the Committee on Climate Change’s planning assumption that carbon dioxide emissions...

      Aviation: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to publish the effective policy framework for aviation emissions recommended by the Committee on Climate Change in its 2015 progress...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • British Indian Ocean Territory: Ilois

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many Chagossians have been invited to participate in scientific expeditions to the Chagos Archipelago in 2018 to date.

    • British Indian Ocean Territory: Ilois

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether Chagossians have participated in any conservation, enforcement, or science work in the Chagos Islands area as envisaged...

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Ilois

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps to ensure that scientific organisations granted permission to work in the British Indian Ocean Territory...

      Aviation: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support the Government is providing to the Dutch government investigation into Flight MH17 and the origin of the missiles...

      Sanctions: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what fiscal steps his Department are taking to align UK sanctions policy with US sanctions policy in relation to the Russian...

      Eritrea: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to raise human rights with the Eritrean Government in order to ensure that the new Eritrean citizens are...

      Nicaragua: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had and with whom to seek to (a) prevent human rights abuses taking place in Nicaragua and (b) promote...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his counterpart in Saudi Arabia on the flow of humanitarian aid through Hodeidah port.

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in the Hodeidah region in Yemen; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for International Development

    • Africa: EU Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what role her Department plans to play in the European Union's Trust Fund for Africa after the UK leaves the EU.

    • Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of her Department's spending in Syria is spent in areas held by the Government or forces loyal to the Assad regime.

  • Department for Education

    • English Language and Mathematics: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the cost to 16-19 education providers of delivering resits in GCSE (a) English and (b) maths in each financial year since...

    • Pupil Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on how many children are currently enrolled in a formal education setting.

      Schools: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what financial support his Department provides to low-income families in England in relation to the cost of (a) school uniforms, (b) sports kits and...

      Department for Education: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many staff in his department are currently working on the consultation into the future of children's centres.

      Department for Education: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many staff in his Department are working in the early years policy sector.

      T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether students who complete the early years T-level will be licensed to practise within early years settings.

      T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether students who have completed the early years T-level will count towards an early years setting's Level 3 ratio when employed by that setting.

      Children and Young People: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 4 June 2018 to Question 146815, what assessment he has made of the effect of reductions in local authority specialist...

      Special Educational Needs: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to improve the provision of education services for visually impaired children.

      Free Schools: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many free schools have closed in each academic year since 2010-11, and if he will make a statement.

      Free Schools: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish a list of the free schools that have closed since 2010-11; and how many children were on the roll of each of those schools at the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many full-time equivalent permanent staff of his Department are allocated to working on (a) preparations and (b)...

    • Renewable Energy: Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with energy providers on promoting renewable energy use on (a) rural and (b) urban farms.

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions officials in his Department have had with officials in other Departments on ensuring the sustainability of...

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that a comprehensive food security strategy will be in place when the UK...

      Tractors: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many children have taken part in the tractor driving for 13-15 year olds course in each of the last three years.

      Countryside Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) entry level and (b) higher level Stewardship payments remain outstanding for (i) 2016 and (ii) 2017; and...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential cost to the public purse of the UK not agreeing a...

    • Portsmouth Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if (a) he or (b) officials in his Department will visit Portsmouth to meet with representatives of Portsmouth International Port to...

  • Attorney General

    • Sentencing

      To ask the Attorney General, what plans he has to extend the unduly lenient sentence scheme.

    • Sentencing

      To ask the Attorney General, how many people have applied for sentences to be reviewed under the unduly lenient sentence scheme in the last 12 months.

      Sentencing

      To ask the Attorney General, how many applications under the unduly lenient sentence scheme have been rejected due to falling outside the remit of that scheme in the last 12 months.

      Sentencing

      To ask the Attorney General, how many sentences referred to the Court of Appeal under the unduly lenient sentence scheme were (a) increased and (b) kept the same in the last 12 months.

  • Wales Office

    • MOD St Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has held with the (a) Defence Infrastructure Organisation and (b) Defence Technical College on the re-signing of Welsh Government...

    • MOD St Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has held with the Secretary of State for Defence on the re-signing of the Welsh Government lease of MoD St Athan.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance is provided to prisoners on (a) applying for and (b) the rules on bail.

    • Indictable Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will assess the merits of having indictable-only offences being heard directly in the Crown Court, without commencing in Magistrates Courts.

      Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the staffing ratio of prison officers to prisoners has been in (a) England and (b) Wales in each year since 2010.

      Justice and Security Act 2013

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 23 April 2018 to Question 135211, whether a person has been appointed to conduct the review of the operation of sections 6 to...

      Ministry of Justice: Carillion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many SMEs who were previously sub-contracted by Carillion to provide goods and services on behalf of his Department and its agencies he has met with...

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the appointment of Tim Parker to the post of Chairman of the Board for the HM Courts and Tribunals Service was overseen by the Commissioner for...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to answer Question 145611, tabled on 18 May 2018, by the hon. Member for Dwyfor Meirionnydd.

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the implications are for the Government's policies of recommendation 22 of the report of the Association of Electoral Administrators entitled...

      Candidates: Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the implications are for the Government's policies of recommendation 26 of the report of the Association of Electoral Administrators entitled...

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the total cost to local authorities of advertising voter ID changes in the five local authorities which...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliamentary Estate: WiFi

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what plans the Commission has to improve the capacity and coverage of WiFi on the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Turkey: Kurds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendations in the verdict of the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal on Turkey and Kurds, published in May; and...

    • Kosovo: Rule of Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many records and witness statements are held by the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo as uncompleted cases involving sexual violence (1) in wartime,...

      Balkans: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the agenda of the Western Balkans Summit meeting in July will be published in advance; whether it will include the issue of youth unemployment in the...

      Israel: Bedouin

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what bilateral and multilateral steps they are taking to uphold both international law and the principles of the Balfour Declaration to call for Israel to halt...

      Turkey: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British citizens are currently detained in Turkey.

      Turkey: Press Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance about personal safety they make available to British media and journalists visiting Turkey.

      Sayed Alwadaei

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 22 May (HL7774), regarding family members of Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei in Bahrain, on which date they last...

      Duaa Alwadaei

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 16 April (HL6839), how the charges against Duaa Alwadaei were confirmed; and what steps they took...

      Israel: Bedouin

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take following the Israeli High Court ruling to demolish Khan al-Ahmar, a Bedouin village in the West Bank, despite campaigns by...

      Israel: Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the UK abstained from the vote for an investigation by the UN Human Rights Council into recent killings in Gaza.

      Israel: Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the blocking of a boat from Gaza which contained Palestinians requiring medical...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about the decision made prior to any court ruling to evict Palestinians from their homes in...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel regarding its plans to bar access to the Israeli High Court for Palestinians in the West Bank.

      Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what commitments they made to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in April 2018; what resources were promised for each commitment; and what is the...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Hospital Beds

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

    • Out-patients: Attendance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 19 March (HL6008), why the information surrounding the number of missed appointments at hospital...

      Personal Health Budgets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many patients are currently in receipt of an NHS personal health budget; and what was the total cost of that scheme for each of the last three years for...

  • Ministry of Justice

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Empty Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what priority they place on the redevelopment of empty homes over new builds.

    • Empty Property: Council Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which local authorities in England have yet to take up the opportunity to apply a council tax premium of 50 per cent on unoccupied homes.

      Racial Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are taking any action in response to the observations recorded and the issues raised in the End of Mission Statement of the Special Rapporteur on...

      Tenants' Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when was their most recent engagement with representatives of the tenants' movement.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to running Royal Air Force transport aircraft with civilian personnel, similar to the operation of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary for...

    • European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be the cost per aircraft of Eurofighter Typhoon orders in the future.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many organisations and individuals contributed to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and...

  • Home Office

    • Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been held in UK immigration detention centres for over two months in 2018.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Reviews

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many independent reviews they have commissioned into Government policy or administration over the last year; and what was the total cost of those reviews.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Hereditary Peers: By-elections

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, following the announcement of the retirement of Lord Glentoran, which peers are eligible to (1) stand as candidates, and (2) vote, in the forthcoming hereditary...

    • Hereditary Peers: By-elections

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether the hereditary peers by-elections for the vacancies created by the retirements of Earl Baldwin of Bewdley and Lord Glentoran will be held on the same day.

      Hereditary Peers: By-elections

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether a hustings meeting for candidates in the impending hereditary peers by-elections will be arranged.

      Hereditary Peers: By-elections

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether candidates in the forthcoming hereditary peers by-elections will be required to publish an election manifesto.

      Hereditary Peers: By-elections

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether candidates in the forthcoming hereditary peers by-elections will be required to make a declaration of their financial interests.

      Hereditary Peers: By-elections

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether candidates in the forthcoming hereditary peers by-elections will be subject to vetting by the House of Lords Appointments Commission.

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